Sample 4-Year Program Curriculum

First Year: Fall Semester

Introduction to the Writings of Sigmund Freud, Part I

Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (Psychopathology)

Case Presentation: Beginning of Treatment-Clinical Considerations

First Year: Spring Semester

Introduction to the Writings of Sigmund Freud, Part II

Psychoanalytic Theory of Early Development

Case Presentation: Beginning of Treatment-Clinical Considerations

After the first year of training, the Candidate will have received an overall conceptual framework of psychoanalytic theory as reflected in the writings of Freud, early normal and pathological human development, and an introduction to the analytic clinical and ethical considerations of beginning treatment.

Second Year: Fall Semester

Transference, Resistance and Countertransference, Part I

Developmental Theory: Latency Through Adolescence

Case Presentation: Initial Resistances

Second Year: Spring Semester

Transference, Resistance and Countertransference, Part II

Psychoanalytic Theory of Dreams, Part I

Case Presentation: Resistance and Working Alliance

After the second year of training, the Candidate will be aided in understanding of patient transference, analyst countertransference, and patient resistances. Developing a therapeutic alliance with patients as well as the therapeutic frame will be discussed.  Interpretation of dreams will be discussed.

Third Year: Fall Semester

Character Analysis

Narcissism and Narcissistic Disorders

Case Presentation: Clinical Issues

Third Year: Spring Semester

Psychoanalytic Theory of Depression

Psychoanalytic Theory of the Perversions 

Case Presentation: Comparative Orientations

After the third year of training, the analyst-in-training will be exposed to the contributions of psychoanalytic theory in perversion, narcissism, impulse disorders, and depression. Clinical issues will be discussed.

Fourth Year: Fall Semester

Psychoanalytic Theory of Borderline States

Psychoanalytic Ego Psychology

Case presentation: Working Through

Fourth Year: Spring Semester

Theory of Object Relations

Advanced Dream Seminar

Case Presentation: Termination

Fifth Year: Fall Semester

Contemporary Concepts in Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic Theory of Self Psychology

Case Presentation: Induced Countertransference

Fifth Year: Spring Semester

Theory of Psychoanalytic Techniques

Advanced Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis

Case Presentation: Fifth Year