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Psychoanalysis, Christianity and Buddhism

Course Title: Psychoanalysis, Christianity and Buddhism

Instructor: Terry Hanson, PhD

This course will explore the common distinction between psychological and spiritual experience, both in our own lives and in our work with our patients. What constitutes a spiritual experience? Is it fundamentally distinct from something psychological? How do we work with what our patients might regard as spiritual? How do these three traditions, psychoanalysis, Christianity, and Buddhism, as well as other traditions of spiritual/psychological growth, interrelate? We will use as our background resource chapters from Michael Eigen’s book Psychoanalytic Mystics. Eigen is a contemporary New York psychoanalyst greatly influenced by Bion and the British tradition and in this book he explores what he regards as the mysticism of Bion, Winnicott and Lacan. This course is cosponsored with the Alliance. Please contact the instructor directly to enroll.

Participants will learn to:

  1. Describe some of the mystical tradition within psychoanalytic writings.
  2. Compare aspects of spiritual and psychological experiences.
Category Details
Time Tuesdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Dates July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6  (2024)
Location 7056 18th Ave NE, Seattle, WA  (Instructor’s office)
Fee $150
Registration – Please contact the instructor directly to register –
Instructor Phone Terry’s preferred method: (206) 517 – 4198
Instructor Email terryllhanson@yahoo.com
Class Size 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.  The link will be emailed to all participants.

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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