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Freud in Depth (302)
Franklin Square
1829 Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Freud in Depth (302)
Instructor:  James Weiss, MD and Burton Hutto, MD

This course will be conducted as a seminar with a goal of chronologically exploring Freud's writings.  Each week participants will read a selection from the enormous collection of Freud's papers.  After reading the weekly assignment, seminar members will be asked to write a very brief (one page or less) commentary on one of three areas:

1.  History and biography--what was going on in Freud's life at the time he wrote the paper, thus placing it in its historical perspective.

2.  Development of concepts--showing how, in the paper under discussion, Freud introduced new ideas or further developed old ones, so as to trace the history of how his thinking developed.

3.  Legacy--how have the ideas in our current reading been integrated into (or rejected by) more recent schools of psychoanalytic thought.

General group discussion will follow after presentation of the brief commentaries.

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Where:    Chapel Hill, Franklin Square
When:     August 28 - December 18, 2018   
Time:       5:30pm - 7:00pm

CME Credits: 24 / CE Credits: 24 / NBCC: 24 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance
*NOTE: Psychologists must attend all 24 instructional hours of this class to receive any CE credit through the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA does not allow giving partial credit. If you are a psychologist registering for this class, please contact our administrator at [email protected] for additional information.

Prerequisite:  Students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its application to the treatment of patients. This class is open to matriculated Psychoanalytic Adult, Adult/Child or Child-Focused students who have completed all or nearly all of the Core Curriculum which must include having completed Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind, Parts 1 and 2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy students and graduates who have competed the Core Curriculum and have at least one intensive case may also take these classes. Other interested students must have the permission of the instructor.

Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit on the Psychoanalysis training program. If there is a course assignment, students must complete the assignment to receive training program course credit.

About the InstructorsJames Weiss, MD and Burton Hutto, MD

Syllabus: Click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline is August 21.  $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 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: 
Class participants will be abl
e to


  1. List evidence for the existence of unconscious mental processes.
  2. Describe the relevance of these unconscious mental processes.
  3. Describe the development of infantile sexual desire in mental life.
  4. Explain the motivational drives derived from infantile sexual desire. 
  5. Describe the key transformations of infantile sexual desire as it evolves over the life cycle.
  6. Describe how infantile sexual desires influence a person’s object choice over the life cycle.
  7. Describe the role of innate and reactive aggression in personal, inner development as well as in adaptation to life.
  8. Describe the ways that past experiences have powerful impact on present perceptions and behavior, especially via the phenomena of "transference”.
  9. Describe the ways that past experiences have powerful impact on present perceptions and behavior, especially via the phenomena of "countertransference”.
  10. Explain the defensive processes that include and elaborate wishes hidden from conscious awareness by automatic censorship.
  11. Explain the “defense mechanisms” that may arise from the processes of censoring unconscious wishes.
  12. Describe how the technique of “free association” developed.
  13. Discuss the usefulness of “free association” as part of the “talking cure”.
  14. Explain the varied manifestations of resistance to change that appear in yourself as an analyst.
  15. Explain the varied manifestations of resistance to change that arise in the patient.
  16. Explain how individuals internalize their relationships with others they have loved or have had contact with that become to constitute psychic structures.
  17. Describe how these psychic structures influence the enduring foundations of character.
  18. Discuss how an inevitable price of participation in civilization is neurotic discontent.
  19. Explain the role of the mourning process in healthy development.
  20. Describe what contributes to complications of mourning that may interfere with healthy development.


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.

The 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.

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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