Foundations in Psychoanalytic Thought 3 2019-20 (Foundations 3)

Syllabus for the Third Year Relational Pod Course Fall 2019

Course Description

This course will focus on the theory of Relational technique. Students will be invited to bring case material to share in order to illustrate points from the text. We will meet September 13th through November 15th between 1 – 2:30 pm.

Goals and objectives:

1) Participants will advance their understanding of psychoanalytic relational theories.

2) Participants will advance their understanding of the application of technique in a clinical setting when informed by a relational perspective.

3) Participants will learn to reflect on and discuss their clinical work from a relational perspective.

Course will meet at Jeff Fine-Thomas’ office 13917 Quail Pointe Drive, OKC, OK

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September 2019

September 13– Intro: Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D. 

Reading: Davis, J. M. (2018). The “Rituals” of the Relational Perspective: Theoretical Shifts and Clinical Implications. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 28, 651-669.

September 20- Core Competency One: Technique - Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

Reading: Bromberg, P.M. (2012). Stumbling Along and Hanging In: If This Be Technique, Make the Most of It. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 32(2), 3-17.

 

September 27 – Core Competency Two: Therapeutic Intent – Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

Reading: Tublin, S. (2011). Discipline and Freedom in Relational Technique. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 47(4), 519-546.

October 2019

October 4 – Core Competency Three: Acknowledging Failure– Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. 

Reading: Benjamin, J. (2009). A Relational Psychoanalysis Perspective on the Necessity of Acknowledging Failure in Order to Restore the Facilitating and Containing Features of the Intersubjective Relationship (Shared Third). International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 90(3), 441-450.

 

 

October 11 – Core Competency Four: Embodied Affectivity – Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA.

Reading: Boston Change Process Study Group. (2018). Moving Through and Being Moved By: Embodiment in Development and in the Therapeutic Relationship. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 54(2), 399-421.

October 18 – Core Competency Five: Why do we Think Like we Do? – Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

Reading: Ghent, E. (1989). Credo – The Dialectics of One-Person and Two-Person Psychologies. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 25, 169-211.

 

 

October 25 – Core Competency Six: Emotional Dwelling - Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

 

Reading: Atwood, G.E. and Stolorow, R.D. (2016). Walking the Tightrope of Emotional Dwelling, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26, 103-108.

 

November 2019

November 1 – Core Competency Seven: The Relational Unconscious - Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

 

Reading: Zeddies, T.J. (2000). Within, Between and Outside: The Relational Unconscious, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 17(3), 467-487.

November 8 - Self-Care: Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

Reading: Corbett K. (2014). The Analyst’s Private Space: Spontaneity, Ritual, Psychotherapeutic Action, and Self-Care. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 24(6), 637-647.

 

 

 

 

November 15 – Critique of Relational Theory’s Approach to Conflict & Wrap Up: Jeff Fine-Thomas, MA., MA. and Laura Lochner, Ph.D.

Reading: Harris, A. (2005). Conflict in Relational Treatments. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 74(1), 267-293.