The Place of Passion & Emotion in Analytic Therapy

This course will span the academic year–18 sessions– and will explore the context and development of the basic but complex object relations concepts arising from Freud and expanded upon by Klein and later theorists and clinicians. We will also consider necessary conditions for growing a mind, and the clinical implications when that process is affected by neglect or trauma.

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Fall Quarter

Fall Quarter will outline Klein’s expansion of Freud’s idea of psychic reality, and the concepts that Klein (and others) developed from this. As such, we will look at the British Object Relations constructs of mental processes such as unconscious phantasy, internal objects, and the depressive and paranoid-schizoid positions.

Instructors: Rikki Ricard, LMHC, FIPA & Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC

Winter Quarter

Winter Quarter introduces the question: How does a mind grow? This quarter attempts to work with some of the central concepts and processes that are useful in considering the complexities of how a mind grows. The concepts of projective identification and container/contained will be introduced as well as the processes of transference and countertransference.

Instructors: Jeff Grant, PhD & Hanna Denmark, MA, LMHC

Spring Quarter

Spring Quarter investigates psychopathology from the Object Relations viewpoint. In this quarter we will think about major areas of psychological problems, including narcissism and narcissistic character structure, psychic retreats and pathological organizations, and trauma. We will read key papers but mostly use our clinical experience to think about these important issues.

Instructors: Julie Hendrickson, LMHC, FIPA & Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC

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Course Details

Dates

Times Dates
Fall Quarter Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm September 14, 21, 28, October 19, 26, and November 2
Winter Quarter Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm January 11, 25, February 1, 8, 22, and March 1
Spring Quarter Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm April 5, 26, May 3, 10, 17, and 24

Location

Online Via Zoom (unless it is determined closer to the date/time that it is safe to meet together in person at the COR Meeting Room)

Fees

Before Aug 18th After Aug 18th
Member $900 $1000
Non-Member $1200 $1350
Also available in installments
Member $90/month for 10 months $100/month for 10 months
Non-Member $120/month for 10 months $135/month for 10 months

Scholarships are Available

For many years, Center for Object Relations has been able to offer generous scholarship options thanks to an anonymous donor. If you are very interested in taking our courses and in need of financial assistance, please feel free to complete this form and we would be glad to figure something out with you.

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Course CEU Tests and Evaluation

As as a part of Washington State requirements, each student who is wanting to claim class credits toward their license CEUs is required to complete a quiz, with a passing grade of 70%. You can take the quiz as many times as needed. Once the class is completed the final quiz will also have a course evaluation, which is also required, but can be completed anonymously.

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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.  Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are refundable, less a $50 cancellation fee.  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.

DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Center for Object Relations does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of contractors and instructors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and students.