Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Curriculum


A core series of clinical seminars and courses is designed to assist participants in conceptualizing and expanding their knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The courses aim to deepen each participant’s understanding of conceptual foundations and clinical methods of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and to encourage a critical and reflective attitude toward clinical work.  

Courses are given on Thursday evenings beginning in September from 7:30 to 10:00 pm throughout each thirty-three week academic year. Additional seminars and study groups tailored to particular interests of participants may be made available on an elective basis upon application to the Director of the Psychotherapy Program.

An optional Child and Adolescent Track can be arranged in the second year of the Adult Psychotherapy Program. For further information, contact the Program Coordinators, Dr. Mary Sickles (drmwms@aol.com) or Dr. David Sawyer (dhsawyer@optonline.net).

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - First Year Courses

Course
Models of the Mind

Ian D. Buckingham, M.D. (Section 1)
Rena Appel, M.D. (Section 2)
This course provides an introduction to contemporary psychoanalytic models of the mind. The aim is to provide a conceptual foundation for the application of psychoanalytic principles to clinical problems and the technique of psychotherapy.

Section times vary so please check course description.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
The Clinical Situation

Maxine Gann, Ph.D.
This course explores the nature of the clinical situation and the conscious and unconscious aspects of the therapist/patient relationship.

Section times vary so please check course description.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Continuous Case Conference

Donald Marcuse, M.D.
This course provides participants an opportunity to present clinical material from ongoing treatment cases in order to learn about the conduct of psychotherapy and to further explore technique and the psychotherapeutic process.

First and Second Year students will take this course together.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Issues of Technique: I 

David Goldenberg, M.D.
This course offers an introduction to the clinical and technical issues involved in initial contacts and the early phase of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Development

Hilli Dagony-Clark, Psy.D. (Section 1)
David Sawyer, M.D. (Section 2), Nora Brockner, M.D. (Section 3)
This course provides an overview and structural frame for understanding key concepts in the psychological development of infants and young children from birth to age 8-10 years. Students should become familiar with major developmental themes and tasks. They should become increasingly aware of their own developmental process and that of their clients.

Section times vary so please check course description.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Continuous Case Conference

Mervyn Peskin, M.D.
This course provides participants an opportunity to present clinical material from ongoing treatment cases in order to learn about the conduct of psychotherapy and to further explore technique and the psychotherapeutic process.

First and Second Year students will take this course together.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Second Year Courses

Course
Issues of Technique: II

Ronald Rawitt, M.D. (Section 1)
Stephen Snyder, Ph.D. (Section 2)
This course expands and deepens the discussion of transference, countertransference, resistance and intervention begun in the first year and further explicates the nature of clinical frames and boundaries.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Application of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to Clinical Syndromes: I

Robert D. Scharf, M.D. (Section 1), Rebecca Twersky, M.D. (Section 2),
Stephanie Brandt, M.D. & Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D. (Section 3)
This course is intended to elucidate the role of psychodynamic perspectives in the understanding and treatment of clinical syndromes seen in contemporary practice.
* Anxiety Disorders
* Depressive Disorders and Bereavement
* Obsessive Complulsive Disorder and Obsessional Character
* Dissociative Disorders
* Problems of Narcissism and Masochism

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Continuous Case Conference

Donald Marcuse, M.D.
This course provides participants an opportunity to present clinical material from ongoing treatment cases in order to learn about the conduct of psychotherapy and to further explore technique and the psychotherapeutic process.

First and Second Year students will take this course together.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Application of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to Clinical Syndromes: II

Stephanie Brandt, MD, Lissa Weinstein, PhD, Robert Scharf, MD,
Charles Murkofsky, MD, Robin Bryant, PhD
This course continues to examine the clinical problems encountered in contemporary practice.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Continuous Case Conference

Mervyn Peskin, M.D.
This course provides participants an opportunity to present clinical material from ongoing treatment cases in order to learn about the conduct of psychotherapy and to further explore technique and the psychotherapeutic process.

First and Second Year students will take this course together.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Applications of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to Clinical Syndromes: III

Norman Straker, MD (Section 1)
Richard Brent, M.D. (Section 2)
This course continues to examine the clinical problems encountered in contemporary practice.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.

Course
Issues of Technique: III

Antal Borbely, M.D.
This course provides opportunities to explore useful adjuncts to the conduct of psychodynamic psychotherapy and to discuss special clinical issues.

This course will not be held in 2016-2017.
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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •