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The construction of the internal world builds exclusively on the development of symbols. Many authors inside and outside psychoanalysis have wondered about processes of symbol formation. In this brief elective course, we will read some papers dedicated to these topics and focus actively on recognizing and working with symbols in clinical practice. Illustrative examples from clinical practice may also be accompanied by additional sources, such as short stories and fairy tales.

Instructors: Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD, and Janelle Chandler, LMHC


Times Dates
4 Wednesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm September 15, 22, 29, and October 6, 2021


Online via Zoom


Member $180

Installment Plan is Available

Member $90/month for 2 months

Class Size

Minimum of 4; No Maximum Limit


1.5 for each attended class, 6 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.

Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD
Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhDClinical Psychologist
Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD is a clinical psychologist in psychoanalytically informed private practice. She is a former president of COR and long-serving member of COR Board of Directors.
Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC
Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHCPsychotherapist
Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC received her MACP in 2014 from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She serves on the board at COR, and works in private practice in upper Queen Anne. Her work is fueled by the minds and creative processes of Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein, Harold Searles, Franco Scabbiolo, Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, and C.S. Lewis.

Before the class begins, all course readings will be posted here. You must be logged into your account to view the Course Readings page.

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.

Term Link
Final Evaluation and CEU Quiz Eval and Quiz

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 you need a scholarship.

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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.  Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are refundable, less a $50 cancellation fee.  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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