Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind, Part I
Instructors: James R. Weiss, MD and Beverly M. Simmons, PhD, LCSW
Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind provides an in-depth introduction to the major phases in the development of psychoanalytic theory and practice from their beginnings in the latter part of the 19th century to the present. Part I is a 16 session course that focuses on Freud, his contemporaries, and their successors through the first half of the 20th century.
Theories covered include Freudís metapsychologies (affect/trauma, topographic, and structural models of mind), ego psychology, and early object relations theory (Klein).
This course is intended for clinicians at intermediate through advanced levels.
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 donít meet this requirement can register for the course with permission of the instructors.
Time: Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dates: August 27 - December 17
There will be no class on November 26.
The October 1st class will be rescheduled for later in the week for a site visit by the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Class will be limited to 10 students.
Center for Psychological and Family Services, Chapel Hill
24 CE clock hours
This class does not offer Category A CE credits for psychologists.
Training Program Credit:
Students who successfully complete this course can earn elective credit in both the psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs. If there is a course assignment, students must complete the assignment to receive training program course credit.
$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: August 20
We may accept registrations after August 20, 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 August 19.
Students who cancel after August 19 but before August 27 will be charged a $40 late cancellation fee.
Students who cancel or drop the class August 27 or later are expected to pay the full tuition.
(optional) $15 for non-matriculated students
The optional PEP-Web fee will give non-matriculated students access to the PECC library computer, and they can download syllabus readings that are on PEP-Web.
Students will have access to the library computer until the end of the course.
The library computer is located at 501 Eastowne Drive, in the suite where class is being held.
Students will need to make an appointment to use the library computer. Full instructions will be sent to students after the fee is paid.
The required texts are listed below. If you click on a book title, you will be linked to the book's page at amazon.com. Other bookstores also carry copies of these texts (e.g., alibris
Blanck, R., and Blanck, G. (1986). Beyond Ego Psychology: Developmental Object Relations Theory
. Columbia University Press, New York.
Brenner, Charles (1982). The Mind in Conflict
. International Universities Press, New York.
Sandler, Joseph; Holder, Alex; Dare, Christopher; and Dreher, Anna U. (1997) Freud's Models of the Mind: An Introduction
. Karnac Books, New York.
Click here for the Course Syllabus.
About the Instructors:
James R. Weiss, MD
is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who's been in private practice since 1981.† He did his psychiatry residency and then a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and he joined the Duke faculty in 1978. He graduated from the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program, now a component of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas (PECC), and he was certified in adult psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1998. He has served as director of theory courses for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and program chair for the NC Psychoanalytic Society, and he is a past president of the Society. While program chair, he began a liaison with the PlayMakers Repertory Company, which continues today as the Mindplay series of psychoanalytic discussions held after PlayMakers performances. Dr. Weiss is on the faculty of the PECC.
Beverly M. Simmons, PhD, LCSW
is a clinical social worker in private practice in Chapel Hill, where she sees children and adults. She completed her undergraduate and Masterís level education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD at Smith College School for Social Work. She is a lecturer in the MSW program at Smith College School for Social Work and facilitates telephonic seminars for first year doctoral students around comparative psychodynamic theory. She is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas.
Class participants will be able to:
Describe and critique:
Freudís metapsychologies (affect/trauma model, topographic model, & structural model)
The ego psychological model of the mid-to-late twentieth century in North America (ego functions, conflict-free ego sphere, defenses, and the impact of both internal & environmental influences and/or conflicts on ego functioning)
Kleinís model of early object relations (paranoid-schizoid position, depressive position, projection/projective identification, and splitting)
Understand the impact theory has on technique, and apply each model above to patient formulation using the language of each theory. Consider whether aspects of each theory can be applied to understanding families, groups, communities, and socio-cultural contexts.
Describe the advantages and limitations of each model above in their clinical usefulness, considering aspects of the self and self in relation to others each theory either illuminates or neglects.
Understand the historical context and evolution of the models above from one to the next.
For additional information please contact:
Lisa Long, Administrator
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 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 Administrator.
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