In this course, we will begin by reviewing the history and origins of the Middle School in England in the 1940s. The Middle School, or Independents, utilized British Object Relations theory but developed that theory in different ways than the Kleinians and the Anna Freudians. The Independents had many opinions about theory and technique, but shared a basic attitude of acceptance, tolerance, and openness. They respected ideas for their clinical usefulness and truth value—whatever their origin.
In the fall and winter we will read the three Independent British psychoanalysts who by their writing and teaching have had the greatest influence on contemporary psychoanalysis: Fairbairn, Balint, and especially Winnicott. In the spring we will focus on the work of the contemporary independent psychoanalysts Coltart, Bollas, Symington and Phillips. We will discuss both theoretical material and clinical applications, from a historical and a critical perspective.
Instructors: Katherine Weissbourd and Anna Delacroix
Class size limited to 12 participants.
Dates and Times
First and Third Tuesdays of the month from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Quarter One: 7:30pm – 9:00pm on 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4
Quarter Two: 7:30pm – 9:00pm on 12/18, 1/15, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19
Quarter Three: 7:30pm – 9:00pm on 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18
COR Meeting Room
2800 First Avenue, Suite 117
Distance participation by video conferencing is available for this class (up to a maximum of 2 spots). Should you wish to participate from a distance by video conference, please contact COR at email@example.com to make sure one of these spots is open for you as you register for the class.
Fee and Scholarships
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
Fees include 27 CEU Credits
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Katherine Weissbourd, PhD., PsyA 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.
Anna M. Delacroix, MA LMHC, maintains a private practice in Seattle where she sees adults in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She received her Masters degree in counseling from Bastyr University, completed the two-year certificate program in contemporary perspectives on psychoanalytic treatment at the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis, and is currently a senior candidate at the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. A member the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the Center for Object Relations, she has taught object relations classes at SPSI and at NPSI.
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