British Object Relations II: Advanced Clinical Issues

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In this course, we will be extending the study of British Object Relations theory into the specifics of clinical work with patients. We will consider and discuss such topics as analytic listening, the clinical use of transference and countertransference phenomena, disclosure, formulating and responding to dilemmas and enactments, the ubiquity of narcissism, and conscious and unconscious levels of communication in the analytical process. Readings will accompany each topic and focus on authors such as Coltart, Joseph and Searles, as well as drawing from the material and format of the Clinical Moments project written about by Tuch and Kuttnauer. Clinical material will make up a portion of each class, and will be presented by instructors and students, and it will be expected that each student will present verbatim material from a session. Participants need to be in clinical practice and completion of BOR I or prior permission of the instructors is required.

Fall Quarter Instructors: Ann Glasser, PhD & Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD

Winter Quarter Instructors: Ann Glasser, PhD & Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD

Spring Quarter Instructors: Ann Glasser, PhD & Katherine Weissbourd, PhD


Times Dates
Fall Quarter Every other Tuesday, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Sept. 14, 28; October 12, 26; November 9, 30, 2021
Winter Quarter Every other Tuesday, 7pm – 8:30 pm Jan 4, 18;  Feb 1, 15; March 1, 15, 2022
Spring Quarter Every other Tuesday, 7pm – 8:30 pm March 29; April 12,  26; May 10, 24; June 7, 2022


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)


Before Aug 17th After Aug 17th
Member $900 $1000
Non-Member $1200 $1350

Installment Plans Available

Member $90/month for 10 months $100/month for 10 months
Non-Member $120/month for 10 months $135/month for 10 months

Class Size

Minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 participants


1.5 for each attended class, 27 total

Scholarships Are Available

For many years, thanks to a generous donor, COR has been able to offer scholarships to those who need financial assistance. Please complete the Scholarship Request Form if your are needing a scholarship.

Ann Glasser, PhD
Ann Glasser, PhDPyschoanalyst
Ann Glasser, PhD, received her doctorate 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, past chair and currently member of the education committee as well as teaching a course in British object relations theory. She has a private practice with adults.
Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD
Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhDClinical Psychologist
Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD, 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.
Katherine Weissbourd, PhD
Katherine Weissbourd, PhDPsychoanalyst
Katherine Weissbourd, PhD, was awarded her doctorate 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.

Before the class begins, all course readings will be posted here. You must be logged into your account to view the Course Readings page.

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.

Quiz Link
Fall Quarter Take Quiz / Certificate
Winter Quarter
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Week 3 Take Quiz
Week 4 Take Quiz
Week 5 Take Quiz
Week 6 Certificate
Spring Quarter
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Week 5 Take Quiz
Week 6 Take Quiz / Evaluation

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