Classes meet from 6:30-9:30 PM on Monday evenings for 30 weeks per academic year over a two-academic year period. These classes are designed as seminars so that participants in the program will acquaint themselves through assigned readings with important writings in personality development, psychopathology and therapeutic technique and then take part in exploring these ideas more fully in class. The focus, throughout the curriculum, is on clinical practice. It is essential, for full participation in the program, that participants be willing to use examples from their own clinical work and that they hold in strict confidentiality discussions of other’s clinical examples.
Participants will also be responsible for securing readings. Occasionally, this may involve purchasing a book. Most often, the readings will be made available through our website. We will help participants find the most economical way to subscribe to the PEPweb database of psychoanalytic publications. Ask the Co-ordinator of Admissions or one of the Co-directors about securing readings for the program.
The academic program consists of courses in
Psychodynamic Concepts and Theories
- Evaluation and treatment planning
- Opening phase
- Middle phase