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Object Relations 202B
Center for Psychological and Family Services (CPFS)
501 Eastowne Drive, Suite 220
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Courses

Object Relations (202B)
(formerly part of Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind Part 1)

Instructors: Steve Bennett, PhD and Amy Levy, Psy.D.

Open to Distance Learners

Object Relations is the second of a four-part series that provides an introduction to the major phases of development in psychoanalytic theory from its origins in the latter part of the 19th century to the present. Object Relations is an 8-session course that focuses on psychoanalytic theories originating in early object relations (Melanie Klein and William Fairbairn).  Theorists discussed will include Sullivan, Fromm, Klein, Fairbairn, Winnicott, and Bion.  We will explore the shift from Freud's drive/structural model to the relational/structural model that has dominated psychoanalysis over the several decades.  We will follow themes of topography, motivation, structure, and development throughout the course to learn how these theories evolve from, coexist with and inform each other.

This course is intended for clinicians at beginning through intermediate levels.

Prerequisite: Students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its application to the treatment of patients. Applicants can meet this requirement through previous coursework, training, or supervision (e.g., Thinking Psychoanalytically: The Basics; the PPSC Introductory Course; psychoanalytic coursework or supervision in graduate school/residency or post-graduation). Applicants who don't meet this requirement can register for the course with permission of the instructor.

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Where:    Center for Psychological and Family Services, Chapel Hill
When:     October 29 - December 17, 2019  
Time:       5:30-7:00 pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE clock hours: 12 / NBCC: 12 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance

Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in both the psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs.

About the Instructor: Steven Bennett, PhD 

Course Syllabus: click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is October 15. 
$25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.

Tuition: $315
$235 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$290 for residents and graduate students
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator

Matriculated students aren't charged a course registration fee.  Students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.  In special circumstances we may accept registrations after the registration deadline, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
Course Cancellation Policy

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Course Learning Objectives: Upon completion, class participants will be able to

1. Describe Klein’s model of early object relations as represented by the paranoid/schizoid and depressive positions.
2. Describe how Klein’s model of early object relations differentiates between projection/projective identification and splitting.
3. Trace the development of gratitude in the infant according to Klein’s understanding of envy and aggression.
4. Compare and contrast the sufficiency of maternal availability for normal infant development in the theories of Klein and Winnicott. 
5. Contrast the understanding of infant hatred and destructiveness in the views of Winnicott and Klein.
6. Compare and contrast the possible influence of their differing religious upbringings on the positive and negative views of human nature for Winnicott, Fairbairn, and Klein.
7. Describe your relative appreciation for the views of Klein, Winnicott, and Fairbairn as they shape your thoughts about therapeutic action, especially comparing the importance of interpretation and the therapeutic relationship.
8. Describe how your understanding of family and social dynamics are influenced by Fairbairn’s view of unconscious object relations. 


CE & CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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