Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle
Part II: Adolescence through Late Life
Instructor: Nancy Livingston, MD
Assistant Instructor: Lisa Tust, PhD
There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle from infancy through old age. This course will utilize a psychoanalytic perspective to explore these intrapsychic and interpersonal developmental tasks and the issues resulting from failure to master them.
This course is given in two parts, Part I in the fall semester and Part II in the spring. Each semester's course will be 16 sessions.
Part I began with an introduction to the psychoanalytic developmental model, followed by a discussion of defenses and their role in development. The developmental tasks of the child, from the establishment of psychic structures in infancy to the beginnings of the reorganization of these structures in preadolescence, were addressed.
Part II will build on the developmental issues addressed in Part I to explore the psychological tasks of adolescence through end of life. The continuum of psychological development throughout the life cycle will be a major focus of this course. Readings from classic and more recent articles, including different theoretical perspectives, will be assigned. Relevant clinical material will be presented, and class members will have ample opportunity for discussion.
This course is appropriate for intermediate through advanced students, as well as clinicians with extensive experience who have permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: The prerequisite for this course is Development, Part I. Applicants who haven't taken Development, Part I can register for the course with permission of the instructors.
Time: Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dates: January 22 - May 7
Class Size: Class will be limited to 10 students.
Location: Center for Psychological and Family Services, Chapel Hill
CME Credits: 24
LPC Credits: 24 CE clock hours
Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in both the psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs.
Registration Fee: $25 for non-matriculated students
Matriculated students aren't charged a course registration fee.
Non-matriculated students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.
The registration fee is non-refundable.
We're unable to accept credit card payments. Please send a check payable to PECC.
Registration Deadline: January 15
We may accept registrations after January 15, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
$485 for students matriculated in the training programs
$600 for psychiatry residents and graduate students
$650 for non-matriculated students
The registration fee is non-refundable.
The cancellation deadline is January 14.
Students who cancel after January 14 but before January 22 will be charged a $40 late cancellation fee.
Students who cancel or drop the class January 22 or later are expected to pay the full tuition.
Click here for the Course Syllabus.
About the Instructors:
Nancy T. Livingston, MD
is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and supervisor of mental health professionals, in private practice since 1977. She completed her residency in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry at Duke Medical Center. Dr. Livingston graduated from the Duke-UNC Psychoanalytic Education Program (now the Psychoanalysis Training Program of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas). She has been a teaching analyst in this analytic program since 1992 and is an Assistant Clinical Professor on the faculty of the Duke Department of Psychiatry. She has also held positions in psychoanalytic organizations on the local and national levels.
Lisa Tust, PhD
is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Chapel Hill, where she sees adults, children and adolescents. She is a member of the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas (PECC) and is Adjunct Faculty at UNC School of Medicine, where she supervises psychiatry residents, as well as supervising psychiatry residents at Duke. She completed graduate training in the San Francisco Bay area and has done assessment and treatment of children in inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, and medical settings. She has provided individual therapy for adults, as well consultation regarding parenting issues.
Class participants will be able to:
Conceptualize the ways in which psychological development may occur throughout the life cycle.
Apply relevant concepts of drive theory, ego psychology, object relations and attachment theory, and self psychology to more comprehensively explore the developmental process.
Identify the significant developmental tasks of adolescence through late life.
Utilize clinical material to illustrate developmental concepts, including material from their own experiences.
Discuss the significance of the personal developmental narrative in psychotherapy and in individual maturation.
For additional information please contact:
Sarah Tillis, MSW, Administrative Director
Phone: (919) 490-3212
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
If you have special needs, please contact the Administrative Director.
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