INTENSIVE FOUR-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM
Over the past 30 years we have seen an evolutionary shift in the basic assumptions underlying the practice of dynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Where once the patientís unconscious process was the exclusive focus of psychoanalytic work, contemporary practitioners have shifted their attention to the intersubjective arena in which the patientís internal object world meets and engages the object world of the analyst's.
The Stephen Mitchell Center will offer the only exclusively Relational Training Program in the New York City Metropolitan Area. If you missed our Open House on April 3 and would like to be informed about any others, please email us and weíll get back to you. > HERE
NEW COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IN RELATIONAL THINKING AND THERAPY
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The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies is pleased to announce a new comprehensive and integrated course of study in Relational Thinking and Therapy, beginning in September 2012. This 4 year program will be organized on a trimester basis: two consecutive 10-week seminars, one didactic and one clinical, will be held between 7 and 9:45 pm on one evening each week.
- Tuition is $1000 per trimester ($3000 per year) which covers both classes.
- Classes will be held at The Robert Louis Stevenson School, 24 West 74th Street, NYC.
- All applicants must be licensed in their professional mental health discipline.
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COURSE OF STUDY
The program's curriculum will concentrate on the evolution and clinical implications of the Relational Perspective as well as on the historical development of ideas within psychoanalysis in general, beginning with Freud and other classical thinkers and continuing with more contemporary authors. Clinical seminars will engage and illustrate fundamental concepts introduced in the didactic seminar with which they are paired, while at the same time concentrating increasingly on a refinement of a relational clinical understanding.
Theories will be introduced as grounded within their cultural, historical and political context, taking into consideration the "conversations" occurring within the field as well as the ideas in intellectual history prevalent at the time. The curriculum will emphasize a creative, comparative approach to psychoanalytic ideas. Recognizing that certain imagery has endured across time and theoretical culture and is thus fundamental to a psychoanalytic perspective, selected seminars will take a cross-sectional look at theories, taking up, for example, the issue of "The Baby" as seen through the eyes of Freud, Winnicott, Klein, Sullivan, Kohut, infancy researchers, the Boston Change Process Study Group, Fonaghy etc. A second sequence, "The Mystery of the Unconscious", will consider the many rich contributions of theorists from differing orientations to the topics of unconscious fantasy, sexual fantasy, unformulated experience, "not me" experience, the relational unconscious, dissociation, dreams, and reverie. The clinical implications of these concepts in frame considerations and the enactment of dynamic and relational issues, as well as the impact of culture and cultural difference on the analytic relationship and process, will also be considered.
This course of study requires each candidate to be in 3x weekly analysis for at least 240 hours, and to continue in treatment at least once weekly for the duration of his or her training. The candidate must thus complete a minimum total of 320 hours of treatment, of which 240 must be at a 3x/week frequency.
Training analysts must be at least 5 years post graduation from a recognized 4 year analytic training program.
A minimum of 530 hours of clinical work followed in consultation are required. This work must include meeting with one patient-3x/week and one patient for at least 2x/week, each for a minimum of 200 hours. In addition each candidate needs to follow one patient seen once weekly for a minimum of 100 hours. Patients are not provided by the Mitchell Center although some private referrals will be possible on a case-by-case basis.
CLINICAL CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT
Students must complete 200 hours of individual clinical consultation and 40 hours of group consultation in order to complete the program. 40 hours of once weekly meetings is the general equivalent of one year of clinical consultation.
Students need to work with at least 4 different clinical consults and one group consult during their training experience. Students will work with one consult for 80 hours while meeting their requirement of seeing one 3x weekly patient for 200 hours. Students will meet with their second clinical consult for 40 hours regarding their work with their 2x weekly patient. Thereafter work with this patient will be followed for an additional 40 hours of consultation in a group format with a third consultant.
The once weekly patient will be followed in clinical consultation for at least 40 hours with a fourth individual consult. An additional 40 hours of individual clinical consultation is required (with the same consult or with a different consult) focusing on this once weekly patient or on other clinical work.
COST OF THE PROGRAM
Tuition of $1000/ trimester or $3000/ year.
Clinical consultation is $60 per individual meeting and $25 per group meeting while the candidate is meeting requirements.
Personal Analysis: Personal analysis will be available at a reduced fee while the candidate is meeting his/her analytic firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE YEAR ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM
Program Directors: Anthony Bass, Ph.D. and Jody Messler Davies, Ph.D.
IN RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS & PSYCHOTHERAPY
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This seminar is intended for graduates of analytic institutes or for those who have never received formal analytic training but have accumulated many years of clinical supervision and course work in private study or supervision groups.
The course content will trace the epistemological, theoretical and clinical changes underlying the relational shift in clinical work. Included in the topics to be covered are historical background, clinical implications of the epistemological shift, the analytic relationship, enactment, developmental concerns, intersubjectivity, multiplicity, trauma, dissociation, and sexuality to mention only a few. All classes will integrate the theoretical with specific clinical material.
Instructors for the class will include: Anthony Bass, Jessica Benjamin Margaret Black, Philip Bromberg, Jody Davies, Muriel Dimen, Sue Grand, Adrienne Harris, Spyros Orfanos, and Joyce Slochower.
Two fifteen week semesters. Classes held on Wednesday nights from 8:00 PM to 9:40 PM, Upper West Side, Manhattan. Fee: $1200 per semester