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Interpretations and Working Through (402)
Franklin Square
1829 Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Courses

Interpretations and Working Through (402)
Instructor:  Laurie Pahel, MD

Psychoanalysts in training work to develop their repertoire of useful analytic interventions.  Interpretation and working through are processes vital to psychoanalytic therapeutic work.  We will define these terms and then apply them to clinical scenarios.  Class participants will be asked to write several times per week in a document shared by all participants.  The written entries will include reactions to assigned articles and thoughts about relevant clinical experiences.  Lively class discussion will be fostered.


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Where:    900B Franklin Square, Chapel Hill
When:     Tuesdays, August 27 -  October 22, 2019 (no class Oct 8)
Time:       5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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 Instructor:  Laurie Pahel, MD

Syllabus: Click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline is  August 20.  $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: 
Class participants will be abl
e to:

Describe the historical development of interpretation and working throug


  1. Describe the historical development of interpretation and working through.
  2. Apply the use of interpretation and working through in their clinical work.
  3. Prepare paper about their own clinical use of the interventions discussed in this course.
  4. Discuss respectfully with colleagues about case material presented from clinicians with varying theoretical stances.
  5. Explain how to recognize when analysands who are established in treatment  would benefit more from interpretive work rather than supportive work and vice versa.
  6. Describe the nuances of appropriate timing and depth for effective interpretations.
  7. Explain how to allow the therapeutic action of working through to unfold in clinical work without rushing or prolonging the process.
  8. Describe how to identify patients capable of benefiting from psychoanalytic work based on responses to interpretations made in the initial patient evaluation period.


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 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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