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 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.