We are pleased to offer a new 10-week course on Analytic Listening and Concepts beginning on September 30, 2013 in New York.
This stand-alone course is suitable for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including practicing clinicians from all disciplines, recent graduates of Masters-level or Doctoral-level programs, professionals considering changing careers, and anyone interested in exploring the possibility of post-graduate psychoanalytic training.
Applicants to our Psychoanalysis Training Programs are also encouraged to enroll. Those who take Analytic Listening and Concepts and are subsequently admitted as candidates will receive credit toward their course requirements for Course 1A (Becoming an Analyst: Basic Concepts I – Listening in the Analytic Frame).
New Ten-Week Course: Analytic Listening and Concepts
Begins Monday, September 30, 2013 6:30–8:00pm Upper West Side location
How we listen, what we listen for, and how we choose what to speak about are at the core of psychoanalytic practice and engagement with analysands.
In this first course on analytic listening, we will address some of these questions. Beginning by listening to a poem as if it were a first session, students will be encouraged to bring their intuitive understanding and life experience to their listening.
We will then investigate some initial consultations and readings about these first meetings and learn how these first encounters can stir ‘’emotional turbulence” in both the analyst and the patient.
Psychoanalysis has a body of knowledge that informs our listening and our speech. In this ten week course, the student will study some of these central psychoanalytic concepts. Students will learn to listen for and recognize different levels of anxieties, to hear evidence of unconscious fantasy in clinical material and in dreams, to discern the difference between symbolic communication and concrete communication and to recognize transference phenomena and their own counter-transference reactions.
The fee for this 10 session course is $350. There will be a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your place, with the balance of $250 to be paid in full by July 15th.
For further information, please contact: Ellen Hirsch, LCSW (212-924-2490)
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