Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, and Philosophy
Instructor: David Moore, PhD, LPCS
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have developed from psychoanalytic theory and principles. This 8 session course bridges Neuroscience and Psychoanalytic Theory, disciplines that historically were seen as very separate approaches to understanding the mind. We will introduce the basics of neuroscience and then move onto issues of how the mind and body relate, including the philosophical mind-body problem.
We will explore consciousness and the unconscious; emotion and motivation; memory and phantasy; dreams and hallucination; genetic and environmental influences; language and things involving the left and right hemispheres; as well as "the self" in terms of the Neurobiology of the talking cure.
This course will involve a close reading of Solms and Turnbull's
The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience.
Class will be limited to 10 students. The course is appropriate for clinicians at intermediate through advanced levels and academics with a background in the course material.
Prerequisite: Students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its application to the treatment of patients. Applicants can meet this requirement through previous coursework, training, or supervision (e.g., Thinking Psychoanalytically: The Basics; the PPSC Introductory Course; psychoanalytic coursework or supervision in graduate school/residency or post-graduation). Applicants who do not meet this requirement may register for the course with permission of the instructor.
Time: Tuesday, 7:10 pm - 8:40 pm
Dates: August 21 - October 16 (no class September 25)
Class Size: Class will be limited to 10 students.
Location: Center for Psychological and Family Services, Chapel Hill
CME Credits: 12
CE Credits: 9 Category A & 3 Category B
LPC Credits: 12 CE clock hours
Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn elective credit in both the psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs.
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.
Non-matriculated students should include the registration fee with the course application.
By August 7: $25
After August 7: $40
Registration Deadline: August 14
In special circumstances we may accept registrations after August 14, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
$235 for students matriculated in the training programs
$290 for psychiatry residents and graduate students
$315 for non-matriculated students
The registration fee is non-refundable.
Students who cancel after the registration deadline but before class begins will be given a tuition refund less a $40 administrative fee.
There will be no refunds for cancellations after class begins.
Students who drop the class after it begins are expected to pay the full tuition.
If you click on the book title below, you will be linked to the book's page at Barnes & Noble, but new and used copies are also avaible from other bookstores.
Solms, M. and Turnbull, O. (2003) The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience
. Other Press, New York.
The syllabus will be posted soon. Please check back for an update.
About the Instructor:
David Moore, PhD, LPCS
is a graduate and certified analyst in private practice, Chapel Hill Psychoanalytic Practice. He supervises psychiatry residents at UNC and Duke. At Duke he teaches a course to fourth year residents, Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychotherapy. His interdisciplinary interests include philosophy, neuroscience, theology, literature, and psychoanalysis. He is a part of Philosophy of Psychiatry discussion groups at UNC and Duke. He is past president of the NC Psychoanalytic Society, represents North Carolina on the Executive Council of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and serves on the faculty of PECC.
Class participants will:
understand the basics of neuroscience as applied to psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
understand the complexity of the mind/body problem in terms of reductionist and non-reductionist philosophical positions.
deepen their understanding of consciousness and the unconscious.
learn how to apply an understanding of neuroscience in clinical work with patients.
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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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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