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Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle, Part 2
Center for Psychological and Family Services (CPFS)
501 Eastowne Drive, Suite 220
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Courses

Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle Part 2:
Adolescence to Late Life

Instructors: Rex Moody, MD and Ellen Walker, MD
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There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle from infancy through old age, as each stage of life builds on what has gone before. This course will explore these developmental tasks, and the issues resulting from failure to master them, from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Part I, 16 sessions in the fall, focused on infancy through preadolescence, from the establishment of psychic structures in infancy to the beginnings of the reorganization of those structures in preadolescence, and from the fundamental attachments in infancy to the complexity of significant relationships in preadolescence. Alternatives to a typical developmental path and the results of distortions in various developmental lines going forward are significant aspects of the course. We encourage lively discussion of readings, clinical material, and personal experiences.  Part II in the spring semester will continue to build on these developmental concepts. We will explore the developmental tasks beginning in adolescence and continuing through the stages of adulthood to the developmental concerns of the end of life. Part II is open to those who completed Part I.  CE Credits offered: CME Credits: 24 / CE Credits: 9 / NBCC: 24 clock hours / All others will receive a Letter of Attendance

This course will be limited to 10 students and is appropriate for clinicians at intermediate through advanced levels.

: The prerequisite for this course is Psychological Development across the Life Cycle, Part I. Applicants who haven't taken Development, Part I can register for the course with permission of the instructors.  This class is open to non-matriculated students and is a required class for matriculated students in the Adult, Adult/Child or Child-Focused Psychoanalytic programs and in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program. 

About the Instructors:  Rex Moody, MD and Ellen Walker, MD

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Dates, Time, CE Credits

     Center for Psychological and Family Services (CPFS), Chapel Hill
When:      Tuesdays, January 23 - May 8, 2018
Time:       5:30pm - 7pm
CME Credits: 24 / CE Credits: 9 / NBCC: 24 clock hours / All others will receive a Letter of Attendance

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

Registration and Tuition

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is January 16.
  $25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.
Tuition: $650  
$485 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$600 for residents and graduate students
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator
Matriculated students and faculty 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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Syllabus and Course Learning Objectives: 

Syllabus & Readings: Click Here

Class participants will be able to:

  1.  Understand the concept of developmental lines and developmental tasks.
  2. Clarify the unique aspects of a psychoanalytic approach to development.
  3. Conceptualize the ways in which psychological development may occur throughout the life cycle.
  4. Apply relevant concepts of drive theory, ego psychology, object relations and attachment theory, and self psychology to more comprehensively explore the developmental process.
  5. Identify the significant developmental tasks of adolescence through late life.
  6. Discuss possible negative experiences during different stages of development and their consequences.
  7. Explore the significant factors in the transition periods between major developmental stages.
  8. Utilize clinical material to illustrate developmental concepts, including material from their own experiences.
  9. Foster class discussion among class members of different disciplines to expand understanding of concepts.
  10. Discuss the Second Individuation process, explain its origins and describe problems later in life when this developmental task is poorly navigated.
  11. Discuss emergence of active sexuality in adolescence and challenges in establishing relationships away from home.
  12. Discuss challenges of emerging heterosexual and homosexual relationship styles in adolescents and young adults.
  13. Discuss Winnicott’s concept of the “Capacity to be alone” and problems of adolescence and later that require this capacity to be well developed in order to navigate.
  14. Discuss contributors in young adult development to young mothers’ impairment in relating with their infants.
  15. Discuss re-emergence of oedipal issues from the young parents’ perspective.
  16. Discuss the importance of a sense of mortality to mid-life development.
  17. Discuss the importance of work life in mid-life development.
  18. Discuss several patterns of work life impairment, their origins and effects on Mid- life psychological health.
  19. Discuss effects of trauma on adults and their ability to engage with younger generations.
  20. Discuss the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and compare their differences in relationship patterns.

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 24 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.

CESA LogoThe Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACEP LogoThe 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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