First 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: Pamela Van Dalfsen and Jeff Grant
Second 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: O’Donnell Day and Josh Sandoz
Third quarter: What is 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: Ann Glasser and Josh Sandoz
Dates and Times
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month 7:30-9:00pm.
Quarter One: 7:30pm – 9:00pm on 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27
Quarter Two: 7:30pm – 9:00pm on 12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12
Quarter Three: 7:30pm – 9:00pm on 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11
COR Meeting Room, 2800 First Avenue, Suite 117, Seattle
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Register August 15th or before: $900 for COR members and $1,200 for non-members
Register after August 15th: $1,000 for COR members and $1,350 for non-members
Fee includes 27 CEU Credits
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Pamela Van Dalfsen, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University in 1986 and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She has been affiliated with COR both as a student and an instructor, and is currently on the Board of Directors as well as the Education Committee.
Jeff Grant, Ph.D LMHC received his master’s degree in existential psychology from Seattle University and his Ph.D in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. His dissertation was entitled, “A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Father Death and its Impact on the Adolescent Ego-Ideal.” He is currently a board member at COR and maintains a private practice with adults and adolescents in Madison Park.
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D. works in private practice, and is core faculty in psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She received her M.A. from the California Graduate Institute, and her Ph.D. from Seattle Pacific University. She is a member of the Alliance Education Committee as well as COR’s Board of Directors. She brings years of experience in inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment, most recently serving as clinical director to the doctoral interns at Fairfax Hospital. Central to her psychoanalytic journey is her struggling with these maddeningly obscure psychoanalytic ideas, concepts, and processes located within the British Object Relations tradition.
Josh Sandoz, M.A., LMHC received his MACP in 2008 from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and currently works in private practice in Lower Queen Anne providing individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Specializing in working with those impacted by international mobility, he also curates www.internationaltherapistdirectory.com. Josh is the current president of the Board of Directors of COR, chair of the Alliance Ambassador Committee, and a member of the Education Committee at the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. Since 2012, Josh has been singing alto on Sunday evenings with the Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.
Ann Glasser received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Psychoanalytic Center of California. She has been involved with COR, in a variety of ways for almost 20 years, currently serving as chair of the education committee as well as teaching a course in British object relations theory. She has a private practice with adults.
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