We will offer a class in 2009-10 and are accepting applications.

Coordinator: Robert White, MD 203/624-8503,
Educational Objectives: The curriculum is a series of clinically based seminars which will provide a framework for integrating some current developments in psychoanalytic theory. Both the faculty and the participants will be encouraged to present treatment vignettes throughout the series.
Audience: These seminars are designed for therapists who are interested in exploring the basic concepts of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Therapists who are recent graduates of clinical programs or who have an established practice and wish to translate theoretical training into clinical actions can benefit from these seminars.
Location: Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, 255 Bradley Street, New Haven, CT.
Dates: Beginning September, 2009; there will be a total of 24 sessions; specific dates TBA.
Location: 255 Bradley St.
Fee: The total course fee is $600 with a deposit of $200 due with the application. The balance of the fee will be due by the first day of class.
Enrollment: Participants must have graduated from a clinical program and be currently conducting clinical work. Registration is for the entire sequence of classes. Applications will be accepted in the order of their arrival. A maximum of 12 students will be enrolled. If the class is filled, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. If the group is interested, a second year of elective courses can be offered.

Part 1 Beginning Psychotherapy

Instructor: Robert White, MD
Description: This seminar will address various aspects of beginning treatment. We will explore meeting the patient, setting up the treatment frame, and getting started. We will emphasize listening and talking. We will discuss issues of clinical formulation, coming to an agreement about the nature of treatment, and beginning with difficult cases. 8 sessions.

Part 2 Conducting Psychotherapy
Instrctor: Fred Koerner, PhD
Description: This seminar will address the mid-phase of psychotherapy. We will discuss the processes of transference, countertransference, resistance, interpretation and working through. 8 sessions.

Part 3 Termination and Therapeutic Action
Instructor: TBA
Description: This seminar will address termination of treatment and how psychotherapy works. There may be a brief introduction to object relations theory and working with more disturbed patients. 8 sessions.

Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of _hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

This program has been approved for _Continuing Education Credit hours by NASW/CT and meet the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal.

Course Registration Form 

For questions about the program, please call Dr. White @ 203/624-8503 or e-mail . For administrative questions or to request an application, please contact Ms. Kathy Wilcox @ 203/562-2103

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