Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond
Instructor: Susan Mellan, LCSW
October 3 - December 19, 2012 (no class on 10/10/12); Wednesdays, 9:45-11:00 am.
Location: 19 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues); 12th floor; Suite 1200; NYC, 10001
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Post-graduate psychoanalytic education credits offered: 12.5hrs.
In this course we will explore the development and the evolution of Freud's psychoanalytic technique. Freudís seminal papers on technique, from 1890 to 1905, were written before the introduction of the structural model and so were developed, primarily within the framework of the topographical model which rested on the recovery of repressed memories to affect a cure. During the second phase, he grappled with transference manifestations in the clinical situation. Transference posed as a resistance to the patient's coming to understand their internal conflicts and so it needed to be interpreted and worked through. Later readings begin to introduce other models of technique and their theoretical underpinnings.
Evolution of Freudís ideas on psychoanalytic technique will be looked at through the works of James Masterson and Thomas Ogden. We also will use class member's clinical material to explore applications.
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