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Developmental Crises, Part 3: Adolescence
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Developmental Crises, Part 3: Adolescence (306)
Instructor: Nancy Livingston, MD

There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle. This course, the third in a series of four, will focus on the period that, roughly speaking, falls between 12 and 20 years of age (i.e., adolescence). We will utilize a psychoanalytic perspective to explore the intrapsychic and interpersonal developmental tasks common to this period and the issues that result from failure to master them.

We will consider differing theoretical perspectives using readings from classic and more recent articles. We will also use literature and film to illustrate issues in adolescent development. Relevant clinical material will be presented, and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.

This course is appropriate for intermediate through advanced students, as well as clinicians with extensive experience who have permission of the instructor.

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Where:    Chapel Hill, Franklin Square
When:     October 30 - December 18, 2018   
Time:       7:10pm - 8:40pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE Credits: 8 / NBCC: 12 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance


Prerequisite:  Students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its application to the treatment of patients. This class is open to matriculated Psychoanalytic Adult, Adult/Child or Child-Focused students who have completed all or nearly all of the Core Curriculum which must include having completed Growth and Development 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 interested students must have the permission of the instructor.

Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit on the Psychoanalysis training program. If there is a course assignment, students must complete the assignment to receive training program course credit.

About the InstructorNancy Livingston, MD

Registration and Tuition Deadline is October 23.  $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. Conceptualize the ways in which psychological development proceeds throughout adolescence.
2. Apply relevant concepts of drive theory, ego psychology, object relations and attachment theory, and self-psychology to more comprehensively explore the developmental process.
3. Apply relevant information from fields related to psychoanalysis (e.g., developmental psychology, social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, biology, literature) that further illuminate the developmental crises encountered in these periods.
4. Identify the significant developmental tasks of adolescence.
5. Utilize clinical material to illustrate developmental concepts, including material from their own experiences.
6. Describe and discuss ways in which the use of technology affects the developmental tasks of adolescence.
7. Explore the ways in which gender identity and object choice develop during adolescence and how social changes, e.g. more acceptance of gender and object choice fluidity affect this.
8. Describe and discuss ways in which cultural attitudes toward psychopharmacology affect psychoanalytic work with adolescents.

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 CreditsTM. 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by 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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