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Analytic Approach to Treatment, Part 2
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Courses

Analytic Approach to Treatment, Part 2
Instructor: Don Rosenblitt, MD

This 16-session course is the second part of a year-long sequence aimed at helping the psychoanalytic therapist conceptualize the intense therapeutic relationship at the core of the psychoanalytic process. This course is intended to deepen the student’s capacity to conceptualize, listen, and intervene in accordance with the goals of psychoanalytic therapies.  This course will explore the creation of an atmosphere of non-intrusive curiosity and non-judgmental acceptance as well as how to help the patient to engage in treatment, the use of transference and counter-transference, how to address resistances, and the promotion of free association.  Classes will include discussion of clinical material of instructors and class members.

 In addition to the objectives listed separately, the goals for the class will be:

The student will deepen his or her capacity to listen to and to intervene with patients in an analytic manner by growing in his or her ability to:

  • Recognize and work with the affective tone in clinical encounters.
  • Recognize and work with resistance in both the patient and the clinician.
  • Identify the primary defense mechanisms employed by patients and with this understanding provide the appropriate treatment recommendations for individual patients.
  • Provide the appropriate treatment recommendations for individual patients.
  • Have an attitude of free-floating attention and fostering free association in the patient.

 The student will establish and utilize the therapeutic relationship more effectively in his or her work by learning to:

  • Foster the patient’s use of transference and enable the patient to develop a deeper self-observing capacity.
  • Use his or her countertransference in understanding the patient and in making interventions.
  • Assess the readiness for termination in treatment and facilitate the process in a therapeutic manner.

 This course is intended for clinicians at the beginning through intermediate levels.

Prerequisite:  This course has the prerequisite of Analytic Approach to Treatment, Part 1 (or earlier versions of that course)  Applicants who don't meet this requirement can register for the course with permission of the instructors.

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Where:   Via Zoom
When:     Tuesdays, January 19- May 10, 2021 (no class March 30, tentative)
Time:       5:30pm - 7:00pm
CME Credits: 24 / CE: 24 clock hours / NBCC: 24 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 InstructorsDon Rosenblitt, MD 

Required Text: The required texts are listed below. They are available through Other bookstores also carry copies of these texts (e.g., Alibris online books). 

Required Texts:

Novick, J., and K. K. Novick. (2006) Good goodbyes: Knowing how to end in psychotherapy and psychoanalysisJason Aronson.

Busch, Fred. (201). Creating a psychoanalytic mind: A psychoanalytic method and theoryRutledge, Taylor and Francis Group

Syllabus:   click here

 Registration deadline is January 12.  $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 able to
  1. Describe three possible analytic surfaces and their role in choosing interpretations.
  2. Explain the importance of focusing on transference and apply the concept of a transference neurosis to a clinical case.
  3. Explain, using case materials if possible, demonstrating the student’s capacity to observe his or her countertransference.
  4. Describe two different approaches to using countertransference in treatment. 
  5. Compare and contrast the role of free association and the role of self-observation in psychoanalytic treatment.
  6. Explain the meaning of ‘reconstruction’ in psychoanalytic treatment.
  7. Discuss the relationship between reconstruction and therapeutic action.
  8. Present written clinical material that demonstrates an ability to follow a patient’s process. 
  9. Discuss how to determine, and suggest, deepening treatment towards psychoanalysis.
  10. List three shifts that indicate therapy is moving into a middle phase.
  11. Describe how anticipating termination issues can be helpful at the beginning and middle phases of treatment.
  12. List three important considerations for deciding to terminate.
  13. Compare and contrast the role of neutrality and the role of abstinence in psychoanalytic treatment.
  14. Discuss examples of how unconscious fantasies emerge in treatment. 
  15. Define the term ‘working through’ as it applies to psychoanalysis.

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 Credits ™. 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.

Contact: [email protected]