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On Ending Treatment: Clinical and Conceptual Considerations (406)
Franklin Square
1829 Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Courses

On Ending Treatment: Clinical and Conceptual Considerations (406)

Instructor: Dorothy Holmes, Ph.D.

Distance Learners Welcome; Instructor is teaching remotely


The word “termination” ill-fits the various aspects of concluding psychoanalytic treatment. It derives from Freud’s early and scant considerations of the conclusion of psychoanalytic work. In fact, some treatments do end abruptly, unilaterally, and/or with intense affective aspects and/or with results that fall short of the treatment goals. Still, the word “termination” is an unsatisfying shortcut for these possibilities and for the more optimal ones that are often achieved. This course will consider the history of “termination” in terms of older, classical views, including but not limited to Freud’s.

More contemporary Freudian and relational/interpersonal points of view will also be reviewed. The course will also consider points of view about who decides the ending (patient; analyst; joint and enacted). The process work involved in various kinds of analytic endings (planned and mutual; impasses) will be covered in this course, including clinical manifestations of analytic progress, the challenges in such work, and inevitable incompleteness of such work. Some specific clinical issues that may complicate endings will be considered, including a history of trauma and attachment issues.

Prerequisite: This is an advanced course is intended for clinicians who have completed the core curriculum. Applicants who do not meet this requirement can register for the course with permission of the instructor.

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Where:    1829 East Franklin Street, Suite 900B, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
When:     March 24 - May 12, 2020
Time:       tentatively 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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

About the Instructor: Dorothy Holmes, PhD 

Course Syllabus: to be posted

Registration and Tuition Deadline is March 17. 
$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



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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