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Fundamental Psychoanalytic Perspectives (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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Orientation and Introductions
Evolution of Theories
Freud in Context: The Birth of Psychoanalysis
Anna “O”
Freud’s Theories of the Drive
Civilization and Its Discontents
Conflict, Resistance and Defence
Introduction to Melanie Klein
Object Relations Theory
Therapeutic Interventions
Intro to Classical Psychoanalysis
Ego Psychology
Self Psychology
Relational Psychoanalysis
Comparison of Theories
The Frame
Introduction to Lacan
Child Development
Attachment Theory
Women and Psychoanalysis
LGBTQ Considerations in Psychoanalysis
Practicing Psychoanalysis within a Community Mental Health / Social Services Setting
Film and Psychoanalysis
Frankfurt School: Psychoanalysis & Beyond
Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
Endings and Feedback
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