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Fifth Year


This seminar allows for a more comprehensive consideration of ethics than possible in the introductory course. Topics for discussion include conflicts of interest, sexual and non-sexual boundary violations, countertransference and the impaired analyst.

Psychoanalytic Writing II:
This seminar will continue the focus on writing case reports and begin the concentration on the psychoanalytic essay. It will meet monthly for two hour sessions during the academic year. Each participant will complete a writing project and present drafts of their work to the group throughout the course.

Technique III:
This course will deal with special problems in clinical psychoanalysis selected by the candidates in consultation with the instructor.

Continuous Case VI, Termination:
This seminar will examine theoretical and clinical aspects of termination in conjunction with the presentation of a case in the terminating phase of psychoanalysis.