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APSY 7443 Psychoanalytic Case Conceptualization (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar investigates psychoanalytic theory through the context of the clinical encounter. Students will, through reading and case presentations, develop a facility in translating psychoanalytic theory into practice and in understanding their clinical cases through the lens of theory. The course emphasizes how theory becomes alive in therapy, how it guides action and understanding, and how it impacts listening. As such, clinical practice is explored as a creative encounter guided by analytic principles. Concepts such as the unconscious, defense, repetition, neurosis, transference, the holding environment, and others are emphasized.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13