October 14 - November 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation
Registration deadline: October 12, 2020
Active Members: $240
Friend Members: $270
Student Members: $120
This basic-level study group will utilize readings, lecture, and discussion to help participants learn about psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We will explore the underlying theoretical concepts that distinguish a psychoanalytic therapy from other forms of therapy, including theories about what motivates human behavior and how change occurs. We will explore technical aspects of treatment, from setting the therapeutic frame to terminating the treatment. The group is open to clinicians, but no prior experience in psychoanalytic therapy is required. Registration is limited in order to allow time for participants to share and explore their own case material with the group. Participants should obtain a copy of the following textbook: Gabbard, G. (2017). Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.
- List 3 elements of the treatment frame.
- Define therapeutic abstinence, anonymity, and neutrality.
- Explain why therapists should avoid self-disclosure.
- Write a dynamic formulation.
- Define and give an example of transference.
- Define and give an example of countertransference.
- Define and give examples of 4 psychological defenses.
- Describe some steps in making an effective interpretation.
- Describe 2 ways in which unconscious issues might start to surface.
- Give an example of a dream interpretation.
- Explain the goals of termination.