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Relational Perspectives in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory (203B)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM EST
Category: Courses


Relational Perspectives in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory (203B)

(formerly part of Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind Part 2)

Instructors: Heather Craige, MSW and Katherine Broadway, M.Div., LPC

This course has reached capacity and registration is closed except for PCC matriculated students

Relational approaches emphasize the ways in which early relationships shape the human mind and how the personalities of therapist and patient influence each other. Relational approaches shift our understanding and the ways we work with resistance, transference, countertransference, and therapeutic impasses. The relational literature is vast—we will focus on seminal articles by major contributors on attachment, mentalization, intersubjectivity, and self-states. Phenomena including “the analytic third,” enactment, dissociation, attachment style, pathological accommodation, and the role of self-disclosure will be considered. Students will be asked to hold in mind a “difficult to reach” client as we apply relational concept to working with developmental trauma.

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:    all-Zoom course
When:     March 17 - May 5 or 12, 2020  (8 classes total)
Time:       7:10 - 8:40 pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE: 12 clock hours / 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 Instructors: Heather Craige, MSW and Katherine Broadway, M.Div., LPC 

Course Syllabus: click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is March 10. 
$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. Identify the hallmarks of the avoidant/dismissing, ambivalent/preoccupied, and disorganized/unresolved attachment styles.

  2. Explain the relevance of attachment styles to the understanding of transference and defense in treatment.

  3. Describe the difference between implicit and explicit memory and discuss the relevance of this distinction in treating developmental trauma.

  4. Identify characteristics of good and faulty mentalization.

  5. Describe how trauma produces dissociative phenomena and explain what is happening in the mind of a person who dissociates in terms of self-state theory.

  6. Explain attachment and relational concepts into plain language that would be understandable to patients.

  7. Discuss the meaning of the term enactment and how the therapist might view his/her own role in an enactment through a relational lens.

  8. Describe the manifestations of “pathological accommodation” in light of attachment research.


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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