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Developmental Crises, Part 4 2022S
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Developmental Crises, Part 4: Adulthood

Instructor:  Jon Meyer, MD


Description:    There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle.  This course, the fourth in a series of four, will focus on the potential developmental crises during the period for young adults through late life.    We will utilize a psychoanalytic perspective to explore the intrapsychic and interpersonal developmental tasks common to adulthood and the difficulties that may arise from failure to master them. We will consider differing theoretical perspectives using classic and more recent readings. Relevant clinical material will be presented, and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.


Target Audience: This course is appropriate for intermediate to advanced students, as well as clinicians with extensive experience who are considering analytic training and have the permission of the instructor.


Format: This class will combine lecture and seminar formats; student participation is encouraged. All the PCC courses are small group discussions that require participants to read and synthesize the materials presented.  PCC faculty ensure that gaps in knowledge are addressed.


About the Instructor:  Jon Meyer, MD is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is a graduate of an Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst, Washington-Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.   email: [email protected]


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Where:   via Zoom
When:   March 15 - May 10, 2022 (no class April 19 - tentative)
Time:       7:10 - 8:40 pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE: 24 clock hours / NBCC: 12 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance


Prerequisite:  This class is open to matriculated Psychoanalytic Adult or Adult/Child students who have completed all, or nearly all, of the Core Curriculum which must include having completed Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle 1 and 2.  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy students and graduates who have completed the Core Curriculum and have at least one intensive case may also take these classes.   Other students may be eligible to attend only with the permission of the instructor.


Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in the psychoanalysis training program. At the end of the course, participants must complete the Evaluation Form to receive continuing education credit.




Continuing Education Credit:  At the end of the course, participants must complete the evaluation form to receive continuing education credit. The instructor(s) has signed financial disclosure form and has no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest.


Course SyllabusDev Crises 4 Syllabus


Registration and Tuition Deadline is March 8. 

$25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.
Tuition: $315
$235 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$290 for residents and graduate students
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator

Matriculated students aren't charged a course registration fee.  Students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.  In special circumstances, we may accept registrations after the registration deadline, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
Course Cancellation Policy

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Course Learning Objectives: 

 Class participants will be able to:    

  1. Describe some of the developmental tasks of adulthood (e.g., marriage, parenthood, loss) and how adaptations to these may impact personal growth.
  2. Describe the important psychological differences and developmental tasks between adolescence and adulthood.
  3. Discuss the proposed new developmental phase of emerging adulthood and the internal psychological, as well as current cultural, concepts supporting and opposing it.
  4. Describe the developmental transition couples must undergo to become parents.
  5. Describe the impact of a baby on the marital relationship and the potential for crisis.
  6. Explain the psychological issues that could predispose someone to a crisis at midlife.
  7. Describe the psychological changes that could occur during a midlife crisis, both in treatment and in life.
  8. Discuss fundamental aspects of personal crises and the possibility for psychological growth.


CE-CME Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

 The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


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