Monday February 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM EST
Monday June 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Washington Square Institute 
41 E. 11th Sreet, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003



Anice Jeffries 
Washington Square Institute 



Washington Square Institute

Spring 2017 Continuing Ed Courses

  CE hours for Social Workers and Psychologists

These courses are a part of the introductory training curriculum in the psychoanalytic training program and are useful both for mental health practitioners wishing to enhance and enrich their clinical knowledge and skills by an increased familiarity with psychoanalytic concepts, and for those who are considering analytic training in their future.


Psychopathology I

Mondays 6:00-7:30 - 15 weeks (Feb. 13 thru June 5 ).  
Assessment of pathology, problems of diagnosis and descriptive nosology is discussed with attention to differential diagnosis, and diagnosis as an instrument in treatment. Diagnosis from a psychoanalytic point of view including recent developments in psychoanalysis is presented. Topics illustrated by case material.

Instructor: Natalie Riccio, Ph.D., LP, LCSW

 Learning Goals: The student will become acquainted with the major classification systems and will develop proficiency utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V) as an assessment tool. The student will develop a knowledge of symptoms of the major mental disorders in order to make differential diagnoses and will become familiar with the range of behaviors that clients present and organize symptoms to form an assessment. Students are exposed to a multiplicity of factors related to mental disorders, in order for them to develop a psychosocial appreciation of psychopathology and its development. This course will assist students in understanding mental disorders as adaptations to complex interpersonal conditions and the development of defense mechanisms. The student will become familiar with treatment approaches associated with mental disorders: Psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and psychopharmacological.

Monday class dates: 2/13, (no class 2/20), 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, (no class 5/29), 6/5


Psychoanalytic Theory II: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 - 15 weeks  ( Feb. 15 thru May 24) 22.5 CE hours

This course focuses on the development and expansion of psychoanalytic theory by those theorists immediately following Freud through the present day clinicians who continue to broaden and shape our conceptual understandings. Ego psychology, object relations and relational theory, and modern conflict theory will be among the various psychoanalytic views discussed. Clinical examples and observations highlight theoretical material.

Instructor: Gene Guberman, MA, LP, NCPsyA

Learning Objectives: Students will acquire an understanding of 1) the theoretical underlying the various British Object Relations and American Relational models of the mind as well as 2) an understanding of Ego psychology, and Modern conflict therapy. Further, students will 3) learn how these various theories affect therapeutic strategies. The course relies on evidence-based material to instruct students as well as evidence-based assessments of students learning objectives.

Wednesday class dates: 2/15,  2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24