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If people are logical, pleasure seeking creatures who learn from their mistakes, how do we explain their repetitive, contradictory and often self destructive choices?
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8 Sessions: Mondays, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for physicians, psychologists, and social workers.
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A battered woman returns to her physically abusive husband for the fourth time. A man ragefully quits and walks off his job after feeling taken advantage of by an underappreciative boss, and all of the man’s jobs end this way. If people are logical, pleasure seeking creatures who learn from their mistakes, how do we explain their repetitive, contradictory and often self destructive choices? Freud wrestled with this problem and collided with the limits of his drive theory and the “pleasure principle”. About 20 years later, the Scottish psychoanalyst WRD Fairbairn offered an explanation and an alternative structural model of the mind, one that form the basis of Object Relations Theory, and one that remains enormously useful today.
Jason Jones, MD -- Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), BPSI. Graduate of the Austen Riggs Center Fellowship, Family therapist at the Gunderson Program at McLean Hospital. Private practice in Belmont.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
Celani, D. P. (2001). Working with Fairbairn's ego structures. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 37:391-416.
Fairbairn, W. D. (1952). Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality. London: Tavistock Publications Limited.
Rubens, Richard L. (1994). Fairbairn's structural theory. In Grotstein, James S. and Rinsley, Steven B., (Eds.) Fairbairn and the origins of Object Relations Therapy. London: Free Association Books.
Skolnick, Neil J. (2014). On the theory of psycho-analytic treatment. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 38:166-182.
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education has been submitted. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of the social work CE accreditation.
Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians: NBCC credits are not available for this course.
Please note: Licensed Mental Health Clinicians may request continuing education credit on an individual basis from NBCC, through their Continuing Education Credit Verification process.
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Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at email@example.com. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted. All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.
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