Curriculum: Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Below is an outline of courses we offer in the program:

 

First Year

  • Overview of Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Freudian Approaches
  • Kleinian Perspectives
  • British Object Relations
  • Lacan
  • Self-Psychological Perspectives
  • Relational & Intersubjective Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies
  • Mentalization & Attachment from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
  • The Life Cycle 1: Infancy & Attachment
  • The Life Cycle 2: Early & Mid Childhood: Pre-Oedipal & Latency
  • The Life Cycle 3: Adolescence
  • The Life Cycle 4: Adulthood
  • The Life Cycle 5: Aging/Death/Mourning
  • Jung
  • Diversity Considerations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Sex & Gender
  • Gay Affirmative
  • Debriefing

 

Second Year

  • Ethics & Boundary Issues
  • Principles of Long Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Assessment & Management of Transference, Counter-Transference & Resistance
  • Theory & Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Treatment Potentials
  • Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Trauma
  • Evidence-based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Pharmacology
  • Use of Dreams
  • Psychoanalytic Approaches to Couples Therapy
  • Symptom Disorders 1: Anxiety
  • Symptom Disorders 2: Mood Disorders, Depressive, Bipolar, Impulse Control
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Psychosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Somatizing Disorders
  • Paranoid, Schizoid & Psychopathic
  • Avoidant, Dependent, Anti-Social, Obsessive Compulsive
  • Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic
  • Ending Treatment
  • Debriefing