Clinical Practice of Psychodynamic Therapy

CLI PT800 - Clinical Practice of Psychodynamic Therapy

Credits: 2

This course will use a comparative theoretical framework to explore the basic differences among the drive-conflict, developmental-deficit, and relational-conflict theories. Advanced psychodynamic topics, such as projective identification, mutuality, authenticity, inter-subjectivity, and the expressive use of counter-transference, will be explored. Furthermore, specific clinical issues will be discussed from a psychodynamic perspective, including narcissism, trauma, and eating disorders. Students will be encouraged to apply these ideas to their own work and to bring case examples into class discussion. Pre-requisite: PT700.