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Courses Open to Public-Fall 2014

To register for any of the following classes, please fill out and return the application found here, by August 1, 2014, to the registrar:


Allison Williams
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
registrar@bgsp.edu
(617) 277-3915

Dream, Fantasy, and Symbolic Communication

PT 155

This course acquaints students with the language of the unconscious and primary process as it appears in dreams, fantasy, delusions, myth, symptoms, and creative works. The course examines the basic mechanisms of dream formation (e.g., condensation, reversal, displacement, symbolization, secondary revision), beginning with the study of Freud's work on dream interpretation. The course then explores more recent research on sleep and the nature and functions of dreams. Students develop skill in recognizing and understanding unconscious communication and motivation.

Instructor: Dr. Simiak Movahedi

Schedule: Fridays, 10 AM - 2 PM

Start Date: September 5, 2014

Non-Credit: $450

Academic Credit: 2 credits -- $1300

CE Credit: 24 credits -- $550

Psychoanalysis and The Arts

PT 165

The course will look at the roots of creativity, including its expression and inhibition, its relationship with dreaming, desire, destruction, longing, symbolization, and sublimation, both in illness and in health. We will sample the variety of ways psychoanalysis has interacted with the arts throughout its history. The course is open to matriculated and continuing education students with a particular interest in the arts.

Instructor: Dr. Mara Wagner

Schedule: Wednesdays, 7 – 9 PM

Start Date: September 3, 2014

Non-Credit: $450

Academic Credit: 2 credits -- $1300

CE Credit: 24 credits -- $550

 

 

Applied Theory of Culture

PC 770B

This course is an introduction to Social Theory and Culture. Social Theory is trained reflection on ways of knowing social life. But it is not only this, and it never begins purely as trained reflection. Social theory arises first and foremost from everyday life, from an enormous variety of contexts of conversation, discussion, and interaction between ordinary people. These are the same contexts that lead to the formation of such things as social movements, political parties, trade unions, and organized mass actions such as consumption, strikes, and revolutions. Analysis of the cultural context of social theory is the main goal of this course.

Instructor: Dr. Jorge Capetillo

Schedule: Fridays, 10 AM – 12 PM

Start Date: September 5, 2014

Non-Credit: $450

Academic Credit: 3 credits -- $1950

CE Credit: 24 credits -- $550

 

 

Psychoanalysis & History: Personal Experience & Historical Trauma

PC 775A

This course reviews psychoanalytic approaches to the study of history. Starting with Freud's own exercises in cultural analysis, we look at some classical approaches to psychohistory. We shall look both at attempts to analyze such historically significant figures as Martin Luther, Mohammed, and Hitler, and at the way traumatic events (war, genocide, oppression, and catastrophe) have shaped the psyches of a generation. We shall also see how forces of interest to therapists – family dynamics and sibling rivalry -- shaped such processes as the French Revolution and European imperialism.

Instructor: Dr. Brad Verter

Schedule: Fridays, 3 – 5 PM

Start Date: September 5, 2014

Non-Credit: $450

Academic Credit: 3 credits -- $1950

CE Credit: 24 credits-- $550

 

 

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Community Settings

CP 194

This clinical seminar is for graduate students and mental health professionals working with adults in community settings. The course will address diagnosis, assessment and treatment planning and coordination with other mental health professionals through case presentation. The focus is on a psychodynamic understanding of diagnosis and approaches to treatment including understanding of transference-countertransference dynamics and resolving resistances to treatment and change.

Instructor: Dr. John Madonna

Schedule: Fridays, 3 – 5 PM

Start Date: September 5, 2014

Non-Credit: $450

Academic Credit: 2 credits -- $1300

CE Credit: 24 credits -- $550

 

 

Clinical Work with Children

CP 188

This course examines theory and technique in working with children in therapeutic settings, including child diagnosis, childhood psychopathology and therapeutic techniques. The class specifically explores the use of play and talking therapy techniques, working with children individually and in groups.

Instructor: Dr. Vincent Panetta

Schedule: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Start Date: September 15, 2014

Non-Credit: $450

Academic Credit: 2 credits -- $1300

CE Credit: 24 CE Credits -- $550



To register, please contact the registrar at:
registrar@bgsp.edu or 617-277-3915