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Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle, Part 2 2022
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle, Part 2

Adolescence to Late Life (207)

Instructor: Rex Moody, MD and Donna Stanley, MSW, LCSW

Description:   There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle from infancy through old age, as each stage of life builds on what has gone before. This course will explore these developmental tasks, and the issues resulting from failure to master them, from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Part I, 16 sessions in the fall, focused on infancy through preadolescence, from the establishment of psychic structures in infancy to the beginnings of the reorganization of those structures in preadolescence, and from the fundamental attachments in infancy to the complexity of significant relationships in preadolescence. Alternatives to a typical developmental path and the results of distortions in various developmental lines going forward are significant aspects of the course. We encourage lively discussion of readings, clinical material, and personal experiences. Part 2 in the spring semester will continue to build on these developmental concepts. We will explore the developmental tasks beginning in adolescence and continuing through the stages of adulthood to the developmental concerns of the end of life. Part II is open to those who completed Part I. 

Target Audience:  This class is for mental health professionals at the beginning to intermediate level.  

Format: This class will combine lecture and seminar formats; student participation is encouraged. All the PCC courses are small group discussions that require participants to read and synthesize the materials presented. Classes will include discussion of clinical material of both the instructors and the participants PCC faculty ensure that gaps in knowledge are addressed.

About the Instructors

Rex Moody, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas.  He has been practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy since 1991. Board Certified in Psychiatry in 1993, he became involved with the UNC/Duke Psychoanalytic Institute shortly thereafter (now known as the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas). Dr. Moody has an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC and as Clinical Adjunct at Duke University's Department of Psychiatry. He is also on faculty at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. Dr. Moody has been teaching and supervising psychiatry residents from UNC and Duke since the mid-1990s, and is active in several professional organizations. He is the previous past president of the NC Psychoanalytic Society (now part of the Psychoanalytic of the Carolinas - PCC) and Past President of the PCC. Email: [email protected]. Dr. Moody has previously taught this class and he has prepared/reviewed the Syllabus.

Donna Stanley, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker, and until recently, was in private practice in Chapel Hill. She received her MSW from UNC-Greensboro and NC A&T, a unique joint program spanning both universities. She worked at John Umstead Psychiatric Hospital in the Child and Adolescent Unit prior to starting her private practice, and she is a graduate of the Advanced Curriculum of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of NC (now the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas). Donna has served as Director of the Training and Education Programs of the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas (PCC) as well as on the PCC faculty and a member PCC CE/CME Committee.  She is past Director of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at the PCC. Email:  [email protected]

The instructors of this course have signed Financial Disclosure Form, and has no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest.  




WHEN:     January 18, 2022 - May 10, 2022  (no class April 19)

TIME:        5:30 - 7:00 pm



Course Syllabus: click here

Prerequisites: This class is open to non-matriculated students and is a required class for matriculated students in either the Adult, Adult/Child or Child-Focused Psychoanalytic programs and in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program. Non-matriculated 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). Other students may take this class with the permission of the instructor. Part 2 is open to those who completed Part 1.


Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program or the psychoanalysis training programs.  



Continuing Education Credit:  At the end of the course, participants must complete the evaluation form to receive continuing education credit. The instructor(s) has signed financial disclosure form and has no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest.


Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is January 11.  
$25 Registration Fee is due at the 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 are not 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

Course Learning Objectives: Class participants will be abl
e to:
  1. Discuss adolescence as a second individuation process, the role of trauma in delaying adolescent development and possible problems later in life when this developmental task is poorly navigated.
  2. Discuss the further differentiation of gender identities during adolescence.
  3. Describe the potential complications related to loneliness that arise in the adolescent as he/she/they separate from parents.
  4. Describe some of the evidence of psychopathology observed in adolescence.
  5. Describe some of the factors which indicate the adolescent’s entry into young adulthood.
  6. Discuss issues that may interfere with the transition into young adulthood.
  7. Describe some of the developmental tasks of entering full adulthood.
  8. Discuss the potential alternate paths in adulthood concerning sexuality and parenthood.
  9. Explain some of the factors that arise in middle to late adulthood. 
  10. Discuss the importance of work-life in mid-life development
  11. Discuss several patterns of work-life impairment, their origins, and effects on mid-life psychological health.
  12. Describe the developmental tasks related to aging in late adulthood.
  13. Discuss the task and complications of dealing with end-of-life issues.
  14. Utilize clinical material to illustrate developmental concepts, including materials from their own experiences. 


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 Credit(s)™. 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.


-Updated July 2021-


 The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by the 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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