British Object Relations II: From Theory to Practice

In this course, we will be progressing the study of British Object Relations theory by applying it to clinical practice. The aim of this course is to cultivate a clinical mind and body through experiencing OR concepts as they present themselves in the consulting room, moving from intellectual to embodied understanding. Students will be encouraged to bring in clinical material from their practice for group exploration in order to flesh out various clinical concepts and techniques, such as conscious and unconscious levels of communication in the analytical process, primitive mental states, the psychotic part of the mind, projective identification as a means of communication, the use of transference/countertransference as a tool for understanding the internal and external world of the patient, the container/contained function, and narcissistic structures. Special emphasis will be placed on the process by which a clinician creates their clinical style through a deep, evolving relationship with themselves and their patients. Participants need to be in clinical practice and completion of BOR I or prior permission of the instructors is required.

Note: The second instructor for this course has not yet been determined.

Course Details

In-Person at the COR office: 2915 E Madison St, Suite 300

Thursdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Fall class dates: 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5

Winter class dates: 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27

Spring class dates: 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5, 6/19

CEUs: 1.5 per class, 27.0 total

Class Size: Minimum 4 | Maximum 12

Fee: $1,485

Member Fee: $1,262


Collin McFadden
Collin McFaddenPhD, LMFT
Collin McFadden, Ph.D. LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, WA. He completed his undergraduate degree in Existential-Phenomenological Psychology at Seattle University. He completed a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has served as President of the Center for Object Relations, based in Seattle, WA. He worked in research in Psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center prior to becoming a psychotherapist, and he completed his doctoral clinical internship at Fairfax Behavioral Health in Kirkland, WA. His main areas of interest are creativity, myth and story, religion and spirituality, and psychosis.