Seminars


Psychoanalysis is a rich, complex, and evolving field. The Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute attracts candidates with a variety of backgrounds and interests in psychoanalysis as a clinical and intellectual pursuit. The curriculum of the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program provides candidates with a thorough familiarity with psychoanalytic theories of motivation, development, and technique. The goal of psychoanalytic education is to facilitate lively, active, and creative discussion among candidates and faculty about the history, conduct, and controversies of psychoanalysis. At the end of their training, candidates should be knowledgeable about fundamental psychoanalytic ideas, be able to think about them critically, and be able to apply them in their own clinical work.

Shown below is the four-year curriculum for training in Adult Psychoanalysis. The curriculum is evaluated and reviewed by Candidates, Faculty, and the Curriculum & Faculty Committee on an on-going basis, and may undergo changes year to year. Classes begin in September and are held on Friday afternoon and early evening.


4-Year PSA Curriculum

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1st Year Seminars

Introduction to Freud

History of Psychoanalytic Thought

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Human Development - Infancy and Early Childhood

Deepening Psychoanalytic Treatment

The Transference Matrix

Psychoanalytic Assessment

Empirical Basis of Psychoanalytic Thought (special topic)

 

An ongoing Continuous Case Seminar focused on developing and refining clinical work


2nd Year Seminars

Ego Psychology - Freud to the Present

Interpretation

Object Relations I

Borderline States

Self Psychology and Relational Theories

Trauma and Loss

Narcissism

Ethical Thinking and Practice (special topic)

 

An ongoing Continuous Case Seminar focused on developing and refining clinical work


3rd Year Seminars

Dreams - Theory and Technique

Human Development - Latency and Adolescence

Instinct and Affects

Countertransference and Enactments

Klein and Contemporary Kleinians

Middle Phase of Psychoanalysis

Gender and Sexuality

Winnicott and the British Middle School

 

An ongoing Continuous Case Seminar focused on developing and refining clinical work


4th Year Seminars

Inhibitions & Disinhibitions: Eating, Sex, Substance and More

Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience (special topic)

Human Development - Adult Development

Body and Psychosomatics

Sadomasochism

Theory & Technique of Groups (special topic)

Integration: Theory and Technique

Criteria and Process of Termination

Meaning of Medications (special topic)

 

An ongoing Continuous Case Seminar focused on developing and refining clinical work