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
Class is Full
Fall Quarter: Every other Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on September 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, and December 6, 2021
Winter Quarter: Every other Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on January 10, 24, February 7, 21, and March 7, 21, 2022
Spring Quarter: Every other Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1, and 15, 2022
Location: 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)
Register on or before August 17th: COR members: $900 / Non-members: $1,200
Register after August 17th: COR members: $1000 / Non-members: $1,350
Class Size: Minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 participants.
Scholarships Available: Yes, for COR members.
CEUs: 1.5 for each attended class, 27 total.
Rikki Ricard, LMHC, FIPA is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst working in private practice in Seattle, WA. She also provides WA certified supervision and consultation. Rikki is a graduate of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and has taught at NPSI, SPSI and COR.
Josh Sandoz, MA, 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 outgoing past president of the Board of Directors of COR.
Hanna Denmark, MA, LMHC, attended the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology back when it was still called Mars Hill Graduate School. She has a small practice in Fremont, working with adults, and works in inpatient psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center. She has lived in Seattle since 2003 and is still in love with the clouds.
Jeff Grant, PhD, LMHC, received his M.A. 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.
Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tacoma and Seattle. He practices mainly from a psychoanalytically-informed perspective in work with adults and children. His prior background has included work within psychiatric hospitals, as a practicum facilitator at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and work within a wilderness therapy setting. He is currently the Chair of the Technology Committee with COR, and a COR board member.
Joanne della Penta ATR-BC, LMHC is currently in her fourth year of analytic training at SPSI. She began private practice in 2005, moving to full time in 2014. Her practice is in Madison Park, where she sees adolescents and adults. She began as an art therapist at Fairfax Hospital in 1998. She has a certificate in British Object Relations from COR (from when COR gave certificates), and is a practicing artist and dog lover.
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.
For purchasing an installment plan, a “Free Trial” means there will be a delay of the charge until class begins. The sign up fee is an initial charge to secure your place within the class.