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FPP Curriculum

The fall term typically begins with an introduction and historical overview of fundamental concepts. Questions such as what psychoanalysis is and how it can be helpful are explored. This is followed by a number of seminars focusing on the original work of Freud, including famous case histories. The final section in the fall term addresses core concepts such as transference/counter-transference, defence/resistance, applied psychoanalysis, dream theory and the work of Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion.

The winter term includes a more in-depth study of the different schools of psychoanalysis from classical to contemporary, including child development,attachment theory, ego psychology, object relations, self psychology, and relational theory. In addition, there are seminars on addiction, women, sexual diversity and psychoanalysis. Finally, the curriculum finishes with seminars on practical applications of theory to technique, neuropsychoanalysis and addictions.

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Introduction and Overview of the Program
Fundamental Concepts and Definitions in Psychoanalysis
Film: “Young Dr. Freud”
The Case of Anna “O”
Civilizations and Its Discontents (Freud)
Introduction to Classic Psychoanalytic Theory
Applied Psychoanalysis
Dream Theory
Defences and Resistances
Melanie Klein
Wilfred Bion
Ego Psychology
Child Development
Attachment Theory
Object Relations Theory
Self Psychology of Heinz Kohut
Relational Psychoanalysis
LGBTQ Considerations in Psychoanalysis
Comparing Psychoanalytic Theories
Therapeutic Interventions
Psychoanalysis and Women
Introduction to Lacan
The Psychoanalytic Frame and Boundaries
Addiction and Psychoanalysis
Endings: Review and Feedback
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