Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas

Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening Case Conference
Academic Year 2014-2015
Instructor: Steve Bennett, PhD

Assistant Instructor: Natalie Hawkins, LMFT

Course Description: Introductory Case Conference 1-A and 1-B. Students may take either semester alone or both semesters sequentially.

This course is for the beginning or experienced mental health professional who is interested in deepening their work as a psychotherapist through a greater understanding of psychodynamic process and technique. The class will follow the format of a case conference with students having the option of participating by presenting case material. The goal of the class will not be supervision. Rather, the focus will be on establishing a framework for listening, understanding psychodynamic case formulation, how psychoanalytic approaches differ from non-psychoanalytic treatments, who is appropriate for psychodynamic treatment, and finally the importance of the therapist's use of oneself in conducting treatment. If you have an interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy but either do not feel ready to take the Basics course or have already taken the Basics, this course is for you.

Time: CC 1-A will meet 8 Fridays in the fall and CC 1-B will meet 8 Fridays in the spring. Dates will be finalized at the first class but suggested as the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month (Fall: September through December. Spring: January through April). The meetings will be held from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dates: The first meeting will be Friday, September 12 at 12:30 pm. Students may take either semester alone or both semesters sequentially.
Class Size: Class will be limited to 8 participants.
Location: Center for Psychological and Family Services
CME Credits:12
CE Credits: 8 Category A
NBCC: 12 CE clock hours

Registration Fee: $25
Registration deadline for the Spring case conference is January 14. Registration fee is due by January 14.
  • Students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.
  • Students should include the registration fee with the course application.
  • We're unable to accept credit card payments. Please send a check payable to PECC
  • In special circumstances we may accept registrations after September 5, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
  • Tuition: $120 (per semester) Spring tuition due by January 19
  • The registration fee is nonrefundable.
  • Students who cancel 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.

  • About the Instructors:
    Steve Bennett, ThM, PhD Steve Bennett, PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and the Director of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas. He is adjunct Associate Clinical Professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and on faculty at PECC. He has taught numerous courses at PECC including Analytic Attitude; Transference, Countertransference, and Resistance; Transforming Destructiveness; and Psychoanalysis and Faith.

    Natalie Hawkins, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has practiced with the Center for Psychological and Family Services in Chapel Hill since 1996. She is a graduate of the Advanced Curriculum of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of North Carolina (now PECC). She is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

    Course Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:
    1. Distinguish between directive and less directive approaches to therapy and the rationale for each.
    2. Develop an ear for listening to expressions of the unconscious.
    3. Facilitate a therapeutic atmosphere where patients are encouraged to develop a reflective stance toward their own minds.
    4. Identify appropriate targets and goals for psychoanalytic treatments.
    5. Describe the difference between the empirical basis for psychoanalytic treatments and other evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments.
    6. Listen for transference expressions in psychodynamic therapy.
    7. Distinguish between expressive and supportive psychotherapeutic approaches and the role of suggestion in psychotherapy.
    8. Describe the essential patient requirements for psychodynamic therapy to be effective.

    For additional information please contact:
    Lisa Long, Administrator
    Phone: 919-490-3212
    Email: [email protected]

    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 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 Administrator.

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