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Exploring Psychotic Processes: Reading Harold Searles and Wilfred Bion

Instructor: Terry Hanson, PhD

It seems true that every patient, which means all of us, is terrified of loosing their mind, of falling to pieces like Humpty Dumpty and never being put back together again. This terror of fragmentation and dissolution is probably part of the background of every therapy, but often emerges into the foreground of the interaction when particularly acute anxiety is felt. Wilfred Bion and Harold Searles both worked extensively with psychotic patients and describe in their works this universal background of psychotic anxieties and how it gets registered in psychoanalytic work. We will read a couple of articles from each of them and hopefully help each other in growing our capacities to recognize and to bear psychotic pressures. This course is cosponsored by COR and the Alliance.

Category Details
Time Tuesdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Dates February 21,  February 28,  March 7,  March 14  (2022)
Location 7056 18th Ave NE, Seattle, WA (Terry’s office)
Fee COR or NWAPS Member: $100;  Non-Members: $125
Registration – Please contact the instructor directly to register –
Instructor Phone Terry’s preferred method: (206) 517 – 4198
Instructor Email terryllhanson@yahoo.com
Class Size Minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 participants
CEUs 1.5 for each attended class; 6.0 hours total
Terry Hanson
Terry HansonPhD
Terry Hanson, PhD has been involved in both COR and the Northwest Alliance for many years and has served as the Alliance President. He has his practice in Seattle.

Course Evaluation

After this course ends, please consider filling out an Evaluation Form.  [Link to be added]

Once you complete an evaluation form, you will be redirected to another page where you can request a certificate of attendance to confirm your CEUs.

To Register

Registration is with Instructor. Contact Terry Hanson at 206-517-4198


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.


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