Curriculum: Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program

First Year

  • Infant Observation
  • Exploring Core Concepts in Psychoanalysis
  • Diversities
  • Struggling with the Unconscious―Early Freud
  • Unearthing the Dynamic Psyche—Later Freud I
  • The Unconscious at Work—Dreams
  • Getting the Case on Paper I—Psychoanalytic Writing
  • Introduction to Child Analysis
  • Clinical Practice I— Beginning Technique Analytic Process
  • Evolution of Psychoanalytic Approaches
  • Presenting & Observing Psychoanalytic Work— Case Conference I
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference II

Second Year

  • Psychoanalytic Ethics
  • Evolution of Theory I —Ego Psychology
  • Evolution of Theory II—Klein
  • Evolution of Theory III—Winnicott I
  • Evolution of Theory IV—Object Relations
  • Reflecting on the Baby’s Experience—Infant Development
  • Studying the Growing Child—Child Development
  • Exploring the Expanding Inner and Outer World of Adolescents
  • Clinical Practice II—Interpretative Process Viewed in the Context of the Analytic Relationship
  • Sexuality and Desire: Development and Conflict
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference III
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference IV

Third Year

  • Evolution of Theory V—British Middle School
  • Evolution of Theory VI—Self Psychology
  • Evolution of Theory VII – Intersubjectivity
  • Clinical Practice III—Working with Transference & Counter-transference
  • Trauma and Dissociation
  • Advanced Dreams
  • Superego
  • Evolution of Theory VIII – Relational I
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference V
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VI

Fourth Year

  • Evolution of Theory IX—Bion
  • Clinical Practice IV—New Developments in Psychoanalytic Technique
  • Clinical Practice V—Treatment Endings
  • Evolution of Theory X— Neo-Kleinians
  • Evolution of Theory XI— Lacan
  • Research Methods
  • Evolution of Theory VIII – Relational II
  • Existential Dimension of Psychoanalysis
  • Getting the Case on Paper II—Writing Final Case Reports
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VII
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VIII

Post Seminar Courses & Electives

  • Integration of Theory - Colloquium Prep
  • Unconscious Phantasy and its Relationship to Projective Identification: Historical and Clinical Perspectives
  • The Writings of Sandor Ferenczi
  • Clinical Associates Didactic
  • Dynamics of Coupling
  • Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships
  • Impasses in Psychoanalysis
  • Mentalization
  • Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis & Film