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.
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 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 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: Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC & Joanne della Penta ATR-BC, LMHC
||Every otherMonday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
||September 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, and December 6, 2021
||Every other Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
||January 10, 24, February 7, 21, and March 7, 21, 2022
||Every other Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
||April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1, and 15, 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
Installment Plans Available
||$90/month for 10 months
||$100/month for 10 months
||$120/month for 10 months
||$135/month for 10 months
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.
Before the class begins, all course readings will be posted here. You must be logged into your account to view the Course Readings page.
Spring Semester Readings
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.