Foundations in Psychoanalytic Thought Two 2018-19 (Foundations Two)

This class has a full enrollment. If you would like to be on the waiting list for future spots in this course, please contact Carol Mason-Straughan at

The OSPS Education Committee is pleased to announce a Foundations Two course for the 2018-2019 academic year, offered to students who have completed Foundations One. To facilitate deep and focused discussion, enrollment will be limited to the first eight registrations received, with names drawn if multiple registrations are post-marked on the same day. Please consider carefully the course description attached. If after reading you have interest and feel able to commit to the level of participation needed from students, please return the attached registration form and deposit as soon as possible. The enthusiasm for and participation in Foundations One over the years has been excellent and much-appreciated, and we are excited to offer Foundations Two as a next step in learning more about a psychoanalytic way of working.

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Course Description

Foundations Two is a seminar on theory of technique. It is a survey course spanning conflict theory, object relations theories, and relational theories. Through articles by a variety of authors and case material provided by the teacher (either his/her own or published cases), students are invited to study the ways theory and technique are evidenced in clinical practice.

This course is designed to be discussion-based, rather than lecture, in format. It is intended to be the kind of rich learning experience that occurs when participants are actively engaged, respecting the time and energy invested by teachers and classmates. Toward that end, students are asked to attend class on a very consistent basis, read the assigned material prior to class, and contribute to the discussion. Although it is understood that students, like teachers, often have preferences for one theory or another, openness to learning the whole spectrum of viewpoints taught is an important part of making the class a valuable experience for all.

Meeting time will be Friday afternoons, 1:00-2:30, during the academic year with specific dates TBA. There will be approximately 10 classes per pod, and the tentative plan is to hold most of the classes at the Regents for Higher Education building near 9th and Lincoln. We will apply for continuing education units and, pending approval, will provide graduates with a certificate of completion of X number of CEUS in theory of psychoanalytic technique, (with the hours reflecting classes attended.) Cost of the course is $700.00 with a $100.00 deposit due at registration and the balance due by July 30, 2018.

Registration for Foundations Two, 2018-2019


$700 Course Fee. The $100 deposit will be applied toward the $700 tuition fee.

Print out the following form by clicking the button below, and mail it completed with your signature and $100 (check or money order) deposit to:

P.O. Box 12683
Oklahoma City, OK 73157-2683

Click here for printable form- your signature is required


Call Carol Mason-Straughan at (405) 579-1700 or Rachel Hudson at (405) 209-6507 or any faculty member.


Regents for Higher Education building near 7th and Lincoln, Oklahoma City