Starting Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Integrated Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
2021-22, 1st Block — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
Diane Grisé-Crismani, MSW


In this first block, we will be focusing on techniques in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for the first four weeks and ethics in psychoanalytic psychotherapy during the last four.

September 13, 2021

In the first week we will be exploring various parameters when establishing psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Hall, J.S., (2014) Chapter 1, “Setting the Stage – Providing the Structure” in Deepening the Treatment, pp11-40

September 20, 2021

Continuing with Hall, we will look at how adaptations to the theory often evolve over time. This provides us a chance to reflect on our own evolving clinical styles.

Hall, J.S. (2008). Relinquishing Orthodoxy: One Freudian Analyst’s Personal Journey. Psychoanal. Rev., 95(5):845-871.

September 27, 2021

The intensity and depth of psychoanalytic work is reliant on establishing a “background of safety” but how do our biases impact our ability to provide this to our patients?

Sandler, J. (1960). The Background of Safety. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 41:352-356.

Leary, K. (2000). Racial Enactments in Dynamic Treatment. Psychoanal. Dial., 10(4):639-653.

October 4, 2021

Meissner, W.W. (1996). Empathy in the Therapeutic Alliance. Psychoanal. Inq., 16(1):39-53.

Foster, R.P. (1993). The Social Politics of Psychoanalysis Commentary on Neil Altman’s: “Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor”. Psychoanal. Dial., 3(1):69-83.