Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas

Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas

Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind, Part II:
Object Relations, Attachment, Self Psychology, & Relational Approaches

Spring 2014
Please Note: Students may register for Part II of Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind even if they have not taken Part I. (See prerequisite below.)
Instructors: Heather Craige, MSW & Elissa Baldwin, PhD, LCSW
Course Description:

Parts I and II of Models of the Mind provide an introduction to major lines and phases in the development of psychoanalytic theory and practice from their beginnings in the latter part of the 19th century to the present.
Part II, taught in 16 sessions, begins with a look at the development of British and American Object Relations theories, moves through an overview of Self Psychology and Attachment Theory, and concludes with a study of contemporary themes developed within the Relational/Interpersonal schools of psychoanalysis.
Class discussion and reading will cover:
  • British Independent and American Object Relations Models, including contributions from Winnicott (holding environment, ?good enough? mothering, transitional space, true/false self), Fairbairn (internal saboteur, ties to the ?bad? object, trauma bonding), Mahler (separation-individuation), and others.
  • Kohut?s Self Psychological Model (the role of empathy, transmuting internalization, and optimal frustration; function of self-objects, mirroring, idealization, and twinship in the formation of a cohesive self).
  • Basic concepts of Attachment Theory (secure vs. insecure forms of attachment, as well as the neurobiology of attachment), including contributions of Bowlby and Schore.
  • The Relational/Intersubjective schools (concepts of the analytic ?third,? countertransference, enactment, self-disclosure), including contributions of Hoffman, Greenberg, Ogden, Benjamin, Mitchell, Aron and Davies.
  • Case vignettes contributed by faculty and students will enliven the discussion and illustrate the clinical application of each model.
Class will be limited to 10 students and 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 do not meet this requirement may register for the course with permission of the instructors.
Time: Tuesday, 7:10 pm - 8:40 pm
Dates: January 21 - May 6, 2014
Class Size: Class will be limited to 10 students.
Location: Center for Psychological & Family Services, Chapel Hill
CME Credits: 24
CE Credits: 5 Category A & 19 Category B
NBCC: 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.
  • Non-matriculated students should include the registration fee with the course application.
  • Registration Deadline: January 7, 2014
    In special circumstances we may accept registrations after January 7, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
    Tuition: Due January 14
    $485 for students matriculated in the training programs
    $600 for psychiatry residents and graduate students
    $650 for non-matriculated students
    Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator.
  • 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.

  • Syllabus: Provisional Syllabus ? Please note: there may be changes to the readings as the class progresses. To download click here.

    Required Text:
    Mitchell, Stephen A. and Black, Margaret J. (1996) Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought. Basic Books, New York.

    The required text is available in paperback. If you click on the book title, you will be linked to the book's page at Google books, which will give you links to some online bookstores that carry the book.

    Please Note: Students are asked to read chapters 1 through 4 before the first class.

    About the Instructors:
    Heather Craige, MSW is a clinical social worker and psychoanalyst serving adults and children in Raleigh, NC. During 30 years of practice, she has developed a particular interest in using object relations, attachment, and relational approaches to treat adult survivors of chronic childhood trauma. Heather is a graduate in adult psychoanalysis from the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program, now a component of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas (PECC). She also completed the child and adolescent psychotherapy program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. Heather was a founding member of the Board of the Lucy Daniels Foundation, where she coordinates the Foundation?s psychoanalytic treatment program for creative writers. She was also a co-founder of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of NC. Heather has published articles on the subject of termination in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She has served in a variety of roles in the psychoanalytic community, including Board Chair of the NC Psychoanalytic Foundation, and is currently a member of the PECC faculty.
    Elissa Baldwin, PhD, LCSW is in private practice in Chapel Hill, where she sees children, adolescents, and adults. Her interests include comparative psychodynamic theories and dynamic models of child and parent guidance. In addition to her clinical work, she has conducted qualitative research on the topic of the parent-therapist alliance in child psychotherapy. She is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas and has been a lecturer and research advisor in the MSW program at the Smith College School for Social Work.
    Course Objectives:
    Class participants will gain:
    1. An introduction to the British object relations ?middle school? theorists, with special attention to Winnicott.
    2. Knowledge of the principal elements and clinical implications of a Self Psychology perspective on development.
    3. Familiarity with Attachment Theory and the relevance of attachment styles to the understanding of transference and defense in treatment.
    4. An overview of the origins, history, and evolution of the Relational/Intersubjective schools.
    5. Exposure to a neuropsychoanalytic approach to conceptualizing clinical change.

    For additional information or if you have special needs
    please contact:

    Lisa Long, Administrator
    Phone: (919) 490-3212

    CE & CME Information:
    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.

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