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Psychoanalysis Courses Open to the Public

Psychoanalytic Courses Open to the Public

Each semester, the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis opens its classroom doors to the public for a semester long experience. Click here to apply now.


Offered Fall 2018

Modern Perspectives in Psychoanalysis

Instructor: Dr. Lynn Perlman
Schedule: Classes will run 12 weeks on a mainly every-other-week, two-credit schedule, starting February. Class meetings are Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM. The dates are Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Mar. 13, Mar. 20, Apr. 3, Apr. 17, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 29, Jun. 12

Course Description: This course introduces students to a modern psychoanalysis by exploring how we understand people and how we work with patients. We examine elementary concepts related to what drives us, how we form relationships, how our characters develop, dreams, and the therapeutic interaction. We will also explore specific methods for working with psychotic, violent, and addiction-ridden patients.
Enroll either for academic credit or on a continuing education basis.

Cost: $1540 for academic credit (2 credits) | $695 for non-credit | additional $40 for Continuing Education Credit | add $50 registration fee in any case

 

Psychoanalysis Courses Open to the Public


Maturation II: Later Development

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Hugenberger
Schedule: Classes will run 15 weeks on a mainly every week, three-credit schedule, starting February 8. Class meetings are Thursdays 4:30--6:30 p.m. Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Apr 4, Apr 11, Apr 18, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30, and Jun 13.

Course Description: This course traces important developmental conflicts, healthy resolution and potential for psychopathology through later childhood, adolescence and adulthood, exploring later psychosexual stages, further development of character, healthy and unhealthy defenses and interpersonal patterns, and typical developmental “tasks” for each developmental stage. Psychoanalytic theory and knowledge are integrated with developmental theory and research. This course is designed to meet the licensing board’s requirement for the later part of Human Growth and Development.

Cost: $2,310 for academic credit (3 credits) | $695 for non-credit | additional $40 for Continuing Education Credit | add $50 registration fee in any case


Psychoanalysis Courses Open to the Public


Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Postmodernity

Instructor: Dr. Jon Dzitko
Schedule: Classes will run 12 weeks on a mainly every other week, two-credit schedule, starting February 8. Class meetings are Fridays 1:00--3:00 p.m. Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Apr 5, Apr 19, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 31, and Jun 14.

Course Description: The seminar will seek to elucidate the question of the relation between psychoanalysis and culture within the context of the post-modernist theoretical framework. We will also reflect on the contribution of psychoanalysis to an understanding of culture concentrating on psychoanalysis's core operative ides and explore the ways in which it can be used to interpret the diverse range of cultural representations. We begin the course by introducing students to some major tenets of postmodern thought studying the work of prominent philosophers and postmodern critics in relation to knowledge, culture and psychoanalysis. While providing students with an introduction to some of the most significant figures in postmodern theory (including Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Frederic Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard), this course will approach those ideas to identify the extent to which movement between modern and postmodern thought and these two modes of conceptualizing the human may have implications for psychoanalytic theories of self and identity.

Cost: $2,310 for academic credit (3 credits) | $695 for non-credit | additional $40 for Continuing Education Credit | add $50 registration fee in any case

Psychoanalysis Courses Open to the Public


Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For information on continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, or marriage and family counseling, call 617.277.3915.
CE credit information is included with each event description.

Psychoanalysis Courses Open to the Public