Infant Research and Neuroscience at Work in Psychotherapy: Expanding the Clinical Repertoire
Judith Rustin, C.S.W.
This course introduces the student to some basic concepts (memory, the embodied brain, the fear system, mirror neurons, shared circuitry) derived from neuroscience that are particularly applicable to the psychoanalytic interactive process. The material is intended to expand the range of clinical interventions available to the therapist/psychoanalyst.
Developmental Psychoanalysis: Adult, Adolescent and Child Issues
Jackie Gotthold, Psy.D.
This will be course addressing developmental psychoanalysis with an eye towards conversations about contemporary psychoanalytic theory and adult, adolescent and child treatment issues.
Motivational Systems Theory: A Developmental and Clinical Theory of Psychoanalysis
Elizabeth Carr, APRN, MSN, BC
This course is organized to focus on the two tracks of Motivational Systems Theory (MST) as developed by Joe Lichtenberg: developmental and clinical. We will discuss the developmental trajectory of each system in both good health and in psychopathology. We will pay special attentions to the aversive system as so many patients exhibit difficulties in regulating aversive affects.
Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique: Guidelines for Facilitating Psychoanalytic Process
James Fosshage, Ph.D.
With a comparative lens, this course will investigate theories of psychoanalytic technique, emphasizing guidelines for facilitating the psychoanalytic process and the development of the patient. In addition to traversing models of development, models of transference, listening/experiencing perspectives, and therapeutic action, we will consider love, passion, aggression, physical touch, and implicit and explicit dimensions of therapeutic interaction.