Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is pleased to announce their 2018-2019 Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis certificate course. We will again be offering the second year of a two-year curriculum. You need not have taken a previous class to apply.
The class is designed for mental health professionals who are interested in learning how to deepen their practice. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9 pm beginning on October 4, 2018. Please follow the registration link to see the class schedule. This nine month course is:
In a nine month program of weekly classes, we study major works by the foundational thinkers in the British object relations line. Year One is primarily Freud; while Year Two continues Freud’s ideas through works of Klein, Winnicott, and Bion; considering links and divergences in the evolution of this line of thought. By the completion of the course, learners will have a sense of how psychoanalytic thinking has evolved, from Freud to the current day.
Each monthly unit will be augmented by a clinical case presentation, demonstrating the application of theory in work with patients. In Fundamentals courses, learners will become increasingly adept at discovering unconscious process in clinical work, and developing strategies for intervention.
Following an innovative design, each monthly unit will be taught by a different instructor, each of whom is an experienced psychoanalytically oriented clinician. The group will stay together, and the faculty will rotate, which promotes the formation of a strong learning group.