In this course, we will be extending the study of British Object Relations theory into the specifics of clinical work with patients. We will consider and discuss such topics as analytic listening, the clinical use of transference and countertransference phenomena, disclosure, formulating and responding to dilemmas and enactments, the ubiquity of narcissism, and conscious and unconscious levels of communication in the analytical process. Readings will accompany each topic and focus on authors such as Coltart, Joseph and Searles, as well as drawing from the material and format of the Clinical Moments project written about by Tuch and Kuttnauer. Clinical material will make up a portion of each class, and will be presented by instructors and students, and it will be expected that each student will present verbatim material from a session. Participants need to be in clinical practice and completion of BOR I or prior permission of the instructors is required.
Fall and Winter Quarter Instructors: Ann Glasser, PhD & Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD
Spring Quarter Instructor: Ann Glasser PhD & Kathy Weisbourd, PhD
Fall Quarter: Tuesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm, on Sept. 14, 28; October 12, 26; November 9, 30
Winter Quarter: Tuesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm, on Jan 4, 18; Feb 1, 15; March 1, 15
Spring Quarter: Tuesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm, on March 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7
Location: Online via Zoom (unless it is determined closer to the date/time that it is safe to meet together in person at the COR Meeting Room)
Register on or before August 17th: COR members: $900 / Non-members: $1,200
Register after August 17th: COR members: $1000 / Non-members: $1,350
Class Size: Minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 participants.
Scholarships available to COR members