British Object Relations II – Middle School

The Middle School, or Independents, were the psychoanalysts who utilized British Object Relations theory but developed that theory in different ways than the Kleinians and the Anna Freudians. The Independents had many differences of opinion about theory and technique, but they shared a basic attitude in common. This was to evaluate and respect ideas for their use and truth value—no matter from where they came. In this course, we will be reading the four Independent British psychoanalysts who by their writing and teaching have had the biggest influence on psychoanalysis… Fairbairn, Balint,  Bowlby and especially Winnicott, along with contemporary people such as Coltart, Bollas, Symington and Phillips. We will discuss both theoretical material and clinical application.

Class size limited to 12 participants.

Dates and Times

Tuesdays, 7:00pm8:30pm 
Please note dates carefully, most are 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and there are some 5th Tuesdays.
Dates (2017): 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12
Dates (2018): 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 5/29


COR Meeting Room

2800 First Avenue, Suite 117

Seattle, 98115

Fee and Scholarships

1 month before the first class: $900 for COR members and $1,200 for non-members
Less than 1 month before class: $1,000 for COR members and $1,350 for non-members

Fees include 27 CEU Credits

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Scholarships are available for COR members, please inquire by contacting

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Meet the Instructors

Lisa A. Caldwell received her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991 and her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis in 2009. She is a Training & Supervising Analyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She maintains a private practice in Pioneer Square working with children, adolescents, adults, families, parent/infant dyads and couples. She provides consultation to psychotherapists and she performs psychological evaluations. She is a Child Mental Health Specialist and an Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist with the State of Washington. She has lived and worked in the Seattle area since 1994.

Katherine Weissbourd was awarded her PhD in clinical psychology from Northwestern University in 1978. She is the author of Growing Up in the James Family (1985) a study of Henry James, Sr. and his influence on his son William James. In 2009 she received her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis in Seattle, and she is a training and supervising analyst on the faculty of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Kathy teaches on trauma and has given talks at the Frye Art Institute and Seattle University on the unconscious, feminism, and art in the late 19th century. She also has presented on the connection between relational psychoanalysis and American Pragmatism. Kathy is a psychologist in private practice with adults in Seattle.

Refund Policy

Missed classes, seminars, events are not eligible for partial refunds. Cancellations
made more than 30 days prior to the first class are eligible for a full refund, less a $50
cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are nonrefundable and non-transferable unless COR is able to fill your spot with another registrant. Cancellations made on or after the start of the first session are 100% non-refundable and nontransferable. In the event of an emergency, each situation will be considered.