Introduction to Psychoanalysis & the Psychoanalytic Process

A bi-monthly course for psychotherapists to develop skills for deepening the treatment and analytic case formulation Taught by Faculty of the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training

Program Chair

Sue Cebulko

This program is designed for psychotherapists interested in a contemporary psychoanalytic approach to deepening the treatment process with their patients. It will suit clinicians who would like to deepen their listening skills and develop their case formulations. We will discuss the findings of neuroscience that offer empirical support for psychoanalytic treatment.

The format of the sessions will consist of meeting bi-monthly by Zoom from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST. The meetings will focus on readings from two books: Nancy McWilliams’s, Psychoanalytic case formulation and Laurence Spurling’s The psychoanalytic craft: How to develop as a psychoanalytic practitioner. Additional readings will be provided. There will also be time for participants to apply their learning through case presentations.

Registration

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First Semester

Meeting times

10 Sep
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
24 Sep
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
08 Oct
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
22 Oct
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
12 Nov
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
26 Nov
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
10 Dec
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
17 Dec
2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Second Semester

Meeting times

14 Jan
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
28 Jan
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
11 Feb
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
25 Feb
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
10 Mar
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
24 Mar
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
14 Apr
2:00pm-3:30pm EST
28 Apr
2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Educational Objectives

First Semester

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss 6 ways an analyst sets the stage for moving into deeper work.
  • Assess 5 areas of suitability for psychoanalytic treatment during the first session.
  • Explain two ways in which developing practitioners move from pervasive to acute anxiety.
  • List two qualities of basic interventions in analytic treatment.
  • Name two challenges to applying theory in our practice of psychoanalysis.
  • Describe two ways that a craft perspective can illuminate certain key aspects of analytic practice.
  • List 3 goals of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
  • Discuss 3 aspects of the patients ‘psychology which may affect that change.

Second Semester

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe 2 cases in which the patient’s identifications have clinical significance.
  • List three ways in which the therapist can help the patient understand their pathogenic beliefs.
  • List 3 core areas of a patient’s functioning as part of the assessment which will provide information about a person’s dynamic functioning.
  • Describe the 3 levels of personality organizations and defensive style that color how a person feels and acts.
  • Describe the 4 types of transference and identify these types of transference to their therapeutic cases.
  • Explain at least 2 ways in which counter-transference responses of the analyst are valuable tools to the analyst.
  • Name the 3 areas of object relations that the analyst holds in mind during the assessment interview.
  • Apply those 3 areas to a case of their choosing.
  • Describe one major difference between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy?
  • Identify two aspects of analytic practice that are supported by empirical research.

Continuing Education Credit

24 hours CE credit

Tuition and Fees

Registration fee $725
reduced fee for full-time graduate students and residents

For more information about the psychoanalytic training program or other IIPT courses for psychotherapists please visit the IIPT page.

Continuing Education Information

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

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