Adult Development

Integrated Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
2021-22, 4th Block — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
Erin Pierson, LMHC
Brian Pendergast, MA LMHC

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. articulate major tenets in the history of development as it relates to psychoanalysis
  2. conceptualize and articulate how modern neuroscience advances have shaped the understanding of personality and the subsequent implication for psychoanalytic work with patients
  3. locate and reflect upon their countertransference as it pertains to their own development.

April 11, 2022 — Classical Psychoanlaysis and Working Out of Transference

[76 pages]

“Development Past” (Linear)

Development Primer

Racker, H. (1968) “The Meanings and Uses of Countertransference” in Transference and Countertransference, pp127-173

April 18, 2022 — Attachment and Relational Psychoanalysis

[49 pages]

“Development Present” (Open and Fluid)

Bowlby, J. (1988) “Attachment, Communication, and the Therapeutic Process” in A Secure Base, pp137-157

Mitchell, S. (1993). Ch5, “True Selves, False Selves, and the Ambiguity of Authenticity” in Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis, pp123-150.

Optional Reading

Winnicott, D.W. (1969) The Use of an Object. IJP, 50:711-716.

April 25, 2022 — Attachment and Relational Psychoanalysis

[51 pages]

Beebe, B. & Lachmann, F.M. (2013) Ch2, “The Organization of Relational Experience in Early Infancy” in The Origins of Attachment, pp24-39

Beebe, B. (2020) Ch3, “An Expanded View of Forms of Intersubjectivity in Infancy and Their Application to Psychoanalysis” in Forms of Intersubjectivity, pp54-88

Optional Reading

Wallin, D.J. (2007) Ch3 "Mary Main" in Attachment in Psychotherapy, pp25-42

May 2, 2022 — Mapping Selfhood Amid Mulitiplicity

[46 pages]

“Development Future” (Complex and Multiple)

Gonzalez, F.J. (2009) Moving Fragments. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 10:54-74

Harris, A. (2009) Ch3, “Chaos Theory as a Model for Development” in Gender as Soft Assembly, pp73-97

May 9, 2022 — Mapping Selfhood Amid Mulitiplicity

[47 pages]

Bromberg, P.M. (1999) Ch12, “Shadow and Substance” in Standing in the Spaces, pp165-187

Bromberg, P.M. (1999) Ch17, “Standing in the Spaces” in Standing in the Spaces, pp267-290

Optional Reading

Wallin, D.J. (2007) Ch5 "The Multiple Dimensions of the Self" in Attachment in Psychotherapy, pp61-83

May 16, 2022 — Integration of Mulitiplicity Into Clinical Experience

[66 pages]

Siegel, D.J. (2020) Ch1, “Mind, Brain, and Relationships” in The Developing Mind, pp1-45

Pendergast, B.J. (2021) “Blurring the Lines: An exploration of Non-Analytic States of Mind in Analytic Relationships”, pp1-21.

Optional Reading

Pendergast, B.J. (2021) Ch3 "Safety, Trauma, and the Body-Brain" in The Curtain, pp33-43

May 23, 2022 — Grief as Development

[29 pages]

Ghent, E. (1990). Masochism, Submission, Surrender—Masochism as a Perversion of Surrender. Contemp. Psychoanal., 26:108-136.

Optional Reading

Freud, S. (1917). "Mourning and Melancholia" in The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIV, pp237-258.