Dr. Harrison’s course will offer two lectures and two live Q+A video sessions. The first lecture presents a method for evaluating a child brought for consultation because of behavior or other psychological problems, illustrated with the case of a 4-year-old child. The second lecture presents material from the subsequent analytic treatment of the same child.
The ubiquity of trauma is evident in all of our lives, whether we are speaking about our patients’ unique histories or pervasive cultural trauma. In this course, we will trace the development of psychoanalytic literature about trauma. We will discuss Freud’s writings about mourning the and consider Ferenczi's innovative ideas. We will also discuss psychoanalytic literature about witnessing and vicarious traumatization in the treatment relationship.
Using a small-group seminar format, this four-session course offers a forum in which participants can think through, from a psychodynamic perspective, some complex clinical challenges involved in building a successful private practice. We will focus on issues such as money, beginning and deepening treatment, diversity, and developing your professional support system and referral structure.
Pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder are challenging conditions to treat in psychotherapy. This course will focus on identifying patients who are struggling with the range of these conditions. It will cover developmental origins, and diagnostic issues, as well as therapeutic approaches and interventions to address typical problems and specific challenges. The process and evaluation of change in psychotherapy will be discussed.