IC Techniques Syllabus
PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY STUDY CENTER
OF NORTH CAROLINA
CURRICULUM FOR Fall 2005
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOANALYTIC PRINCIPLES
Technique Course Coordinator: William S. Meyer, LCSW, BCD,
Dodson Conference Room, Fourth Floor
White Zone, Duke University Medical Center, South
Technique Course Objectives: The focus of this course will be on what actually transpires in a therapeutic setting when a clinician is psychoanalytically informed. While this course is called a course on technique and is distinguished from Dr. Kudler's course on theory, the distinction between the two is more semantic than substantive. One cannot, in fact, talk about technique without drawing heavily on theory, and, likewise, theory which is unconnected to real people in live situations cannot be meaningful. Unlike Dr. Kudler's theory course, which will follow several texts chronologically, chapter by chapter, the readings for this course will be drawn from a wide variety of sources. We will cover major psychoanalytic ideas as expressed by noteworthy psychoanalytic authors for the purpose of providing a solid introduction to core concepts in psychoanalytic thinking and practice.
The Timelessness of the Unconscious
9-19-05 - Double Session
Please read: Psychoanalysis : The Impossible Profession by Janet Malcolm (1982)
Freud and Ferenczi: The Father and Mother of Psychoanalysis
Ferenczi, S., (1933). Confusion of tongues Between adults and the child, in Final Contributions to the Problems and Methods of Psychoanalysis by Sandor Ferenczi, edited by Michael Balint, Basic Books, pp. 156-167.
Two Unremarkable Hours of Psychotherapy
Casement, P.J. (1991). Introduction and Chapter 1 - Preliminary thoughts on learning from the patient. In: Learning from the Patient. Guilford Press, pp. 3-28.
Dr. Kudler - Double Session
Psychoanalysis: Beginning the Treatment - Then and Now
Freud, S. (1913) “On Beginning the Treatment: Further Recommendations on the Technique of Psychoanalysis.”
McWilliams, N. (March, 2004). Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide. New York: Guilford Press. Pp. ix-45
Transference and Countertransference
Roth, S. (1984) Psychotherapy: The Art of Wooing Nature - Chapter 2 Transference: Adriadne's Thread Pp. 17-40
Sandler, J. (1976) Countertransference and role-responsiveness. International Review of Psychoanalysis 3:43-47.
10-31-05 The Immature and the Mature Defenses
Reading: Valiant, G. (1994) The Wisdom of the Ego: excerpts
11-7-05 Dr. Kudler - Double Session
11-14-05 - Double Session Case Presentation - The Treatment of an Adult Who Was an Abused Child
Reading: Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and Recovery. Pp. 133-154. New York: Basic Books.
Maltsberger & Buie (1974) Countertransference Hate in the Treatment of Suicidal Patients. Archives of General Psychiatry :625-633.
11-21-05 On Loving One's Patients - Where are the Boundaries?
Reading: Fox, R. P. (1998) The “unobjectionable” positive counter transference. JAPA , 46:4, Pp. 1067-1087.
Gutheil, T.G. and Gabbard, G. (1993) The concept of boundaries in clinical practice: theoretical and risk-management decisions. American Journal of Psychiatry 150:188-196.
Respect for the Patient: Lessons from Bruno Bettelheim
Bettelheim, B. and Rosenfeld, A.A. (1993) The Art of the Obvious: Developing Insight for Psychotherapy and Everyday Life . Pp. ix-72
Cleaver, L.A. (1998) A personal account of lessons about the relationship between violent hope, hopeful violence and the development of therapeutic imagination: the legacy of Bruno Bettelheim. Smith College Studies in Social Work; 68(3), June, Pp. 347-362.
Bringing the Lessons of Psychoanalysis to Frontline Practice
Fraiberg, S.H., Adelson, E. and Shapiro, V.B. (1975). Ghosts in the nursery: A psychoanalytic approach to the problem of impaired infant-mother relationships. Journal
of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 14 (3) 386-422.
Shapiro, V., Shapiro, J., and Paret, I.H. (2001). The impact of delayed adoption: A case study. Pp. 76-97. In their book: Complex Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Developmental Approach to Clinical Practice. NY: Guilford Press.