Sample Curriculum

Sample Curriculum

YEAR 1:  90 hours

Foundational Concepts in Psychoanalytic Thought

Introduction to Empathy:   Clinical Discussions

History & Development of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Post Freud

Basic Concepts and Techniques In Self Psychology Part 1

Basic Concepts and Techniques In Self Psychology Part 2

Case Formulation

Continuing Case Seminars

YEAR 2:  90 hours

Ethics (legal issues, boundary violations, etc.)

Intersubjectivity Theory

Theories of Human Development Across the Lifespan:  Infant

Theories of Human Development Across the Lifespan:  Adolescent and Adult

Affect Regulation

Psychopathology: borderline/narcissistic disorders; suicidality & self-harm; eating disorders; psychosis

Continuing Case Seminars

YEAR 3:  90 hours

Modern Perspectives on Transference / Countertransference

Clinical Impasses

Termination

Theories of Object Relations and Bridges to Self Psychology

Relational Theory

Diversity

Graduation paper and writing

Continuing Case Seminars

YEAR 4:  90 hours

Recent Advances in Self Psychology

Gender and Sexuality

Curative factors in Psychoanalysis

Trauma and Dissociation

Clinical applications: Student presentations

Continuing Case Seminars