Development II: 6 to 12 years

Fourth Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2020-21, 2nd Trimester — Fridays, 1:45-3:15pm
Joel Martell, PhD
Martin Bullard, LICSW


Readings are subject to change according to candidate preferences and feedback as the quarter progresses.

December 4, 2020 — Some of the conceptual history of latency in psychoanalysis

Bornstein, B. (1951). On Latency. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 6:279-285.

Knight, R. (2014). A Hundred Years of Latency: From Freudian Psychosexual Theory to Dynamic Systems Nonlinear Development in Middle Childhood. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 62(2):203-235.

December 11, 2020 — Developmental context and features of latency

Gilmore, K. and Meersand, P. (2014). “The Latency Phase: Cognitive Maturation, Autonomy, Social Development and Learning”, in Normal Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychodynamic Primer. Ch6, pp141-177.

Loewald, H.W. (1979). The Waning of the Oedipus Complex. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 27:751-775

January 8, 2021 — Research perspectives

Shapiro, T. and Perry, R. (1976). Latency Revisited: The Age 7 Plus or Minus 1. PSC, 31:79-107.

Knight, R. (2005). The Process of Attachment and Autonomy in Latency A Longitudinal Study of Ten Children. PSC, 60:178-210.

January 15, 2021 — Perspectives on latency I

Knight, R. (2011). Fragmentation, Fluidity, and Transformation: Nonlinear Development in Middle Childhood. PSC, 65:19-47.

Goldwater, E. (1997). From pleasure to reality, through fantasy: What do children need? Modern Psychoanalysis, 22:167-173.

January 22, 2021 — Some issues of diversity across psychoanalytic work including latency

Midterm evaluations should be conducted at the end of this class. Discussion of how remote classes are handled and suggestions on how it can be improved will of course be very welcome. An outline to start the discussion is provided in a link below.

Midterm Evaluation Discussion Questions

Durham, J.I. (2018). Perceptions of microaggressions: Implications for the mental health and treatment of African American yout. In Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 17(1), pp. 52-61

Ehrensaft, D. (2007). Raising girlyboys: A parents perspective. In Studies in Gender & Sexuality, 8, pp269-302.

January 29, 2021 — Reflection and repetition in latency

Jemerin, J.M. (2004). Latency and the capacity to reflect on mental states. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 59:211-239.

Sarnoff, C. (1987). “Repetition compulsion and reparative mastery” in Psychotherapeutic strategies in the latency years, pp305-314.

February 5, 2021 — Understanding transference in the latency phase

Furman, E. (1980). Transference and Externalization in Latency. Psychoanal. St. Child, 35:267-284.

Fraiberg, S. (1966). Further considerations of the role of transference in latency. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 21:213-236.

February 19, 2021 — The role of play in Latency

Slade, A. (1994) “Making Meaning and Making Believe” in Children at Play, pp81-107.

Peller, L. (1954). Libidinal Phases, Ego Development and Play. PSC, 9:178-198.

February 26, 2021 — Moving toward adolescence

Gilmore, K. and Meersand, P. (2014) “Preadolescence: Bodily Changes, Changing Relationships, and the Transition to the Teen Years”, in Normal Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychodynamic Primer. Ch7, pp179-202.

Benveniste, D. (1998). Play and the Metaphors of the Body. PSC, 53:65-83.

Bernstein, A. (2001). A Note on the Passing of the Latency Period. Modern Psychoanalysis, 26(2):283-287.

March 5, 2021 — Perspectives on latency II

Kaplan, E.B. (1976). Manifestations of Aggression in Latency and Preadolescent Girls. PSC, 31:63-78.

Hoffman, L. (2007). Do Children Get Better when we Interpret their Defenses against Painful Feelings?. Psychoanal. St. Child, 62:291-313.

March 12, 2021 — Case Presentation and discussion: Martin Bullard