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The Origins of Psychoanalysis and Foundational Theory

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Wyman Classroom

2-Year Certificate Program (2YCP)
2022-23, 1st Term — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
James Basinski, MD
April Crofut, MD
Karen Weisbard, PsyD

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September 19, 2022

Presenters: James Basinski, MD, April Crofut, MD

[28 pages]

The Interpretation of Dreams is one of Freud’s most significant and enduring contributions to clinical practice and the history of ideas.  In this class, we will read a chapter from a popular textbook by Glen Gabbard that summarizes the principles of working with dreams clinically, based on Freud’s original ideas.  We will also read an excerpt from Freud’s original work in which he applies his theory to the analysis of one of his own dreams, the famous “Irma injection dream.”

Seminar Objectives:

  • Understand Freud’s first structural theory, also known as the “topographic model”, including the key features of the unconscious.
  • Become familiar with Freud’s landmark book The Interpretation of Dreams.
  • Understand the four principle dreamwork mechanisms.
  • Appreciate how dreams and fantasies can help elucidate the unconscious in clinical work.

Gabbard, G. (2017) Ch 7 “Use of Dreams and Fantasies in Dynamic Psychotherapy” in Long-Term Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, Third Edition, pp141-155.

Freud, S. (1900) The Interpretation of Dreams (excerpt), in The Freud Reader, pp130-142

Begin with “Preamble”.


September 19
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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