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Foundations of British Object Relations - 18 session program

Foundations of British Object Relations - 18 session program Date: 2021-09-27 19:30 to 21:00
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Foundations of British Object Relations - 18 session program

Monday, September 27, 2021 7:30pm to 9:00pm
COR address below if not done on zoom
2915 E Madison St
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98112
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This course will span the academic year–18 sessions– and will explore the context and development of the basic but complex object relations concepts arising from Freud and expanded upon by Klein and later theorists and clinicians. We will also consider necessary conditions for growing a mind, and the clinical implications when that process is affected by neglect or trauma.

Fall Quarter will outline Klein’s expansion of Freud’s idea of psychic reality, and the concepts that Klein (and others) developed from this. As such, we will look at the British Object Relations constructs of mental processes such as unconscious phantasy, internal objects, and the depressive and paranoid-schizoid positions.

Fall Quarter: Every other Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on September 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, and December 6, 2021

Instructors: Rikki Ricard, LMHC, FIPA & Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC

Winter Quarter introduces the question: How does a mind grow? This quarter attempts to work with some of the central concepts and processes that are useful in considering the complexities of how a mind grows. The concepts of projective identification and container/contained will be introduced as well as the processes of transference and countertransference.

Winter QuarterEvery other Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on January 10, 24, February 7, 21, and March 7, 21, 2022

Instructors: Jeff Grant, PhD & Hanna Denmark, MA, LMHC

Spring Quarter investigates psychopathology from the Object Relations viewpoint. In this quarter we will think about major areas of psychological problems, including narcissism and narcissistic character structure, psychic retreats and pathological organizations, and trauma. We will read key papers but mostly use our clinical experience to think about these important issues.

Spring QuarterEvery other Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1, and 15, 2022

Instructors: Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC & Joanne della Penta ATR-BC, LMHC

Zoom unless deemed to be safe to meet in person in 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: Yes, for COR members.

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