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Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle, Part 2 (207)
Center for Psychological and Family Services (CPFS)
501 Eastowne Drive, Suite 220
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle Part 2 (207)

Adolescence to Late Life

Instructors: Rex Moody, MD and Ellen Walker, MD

Remote Learners Welcome


There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle from infancy through old age, as each stage of life builds on what has gone before. This course will explore these developmental tasks, and the issues resulting from failure to master them, from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Part I, 16 sessions in the fall, focused on infancy through preadolescence, from the establishment of psychic structures in infancy to the beginnings of the reorganization of those structures in preadolescence, and from the fundamental attachments in infancy to the complexity of significant relationships in preadolescence. Alternatives to a typical developmental path and the results of distortions in various developmental lines going forward are significant aspects of the course. We encourage lively discussion of readings, clinical material, and personal experiences.  Part II in the spring semester will continue to build on these developmental concepts. We will explore the developmental tasks beginning in adolescence and continuing through the stages of adulthood to the developmental concerns of the end of life. Part II is open to those who completed Part I.  

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 Where:     Center for Psychological and Family Services (CPFS)

When:      January 14 - May 5, 2020 (no class Feb 11)

Time:       5:30pm - 7pm

CME Credits: 24 / CE: 24 clock hours / NBCC: 24 clock hours / All others will receive a Letter of Attendance


PrerequisiteThis class is open to non-matriculated students and is a required class for matriculated students in either the Adult, Adult/Child or Child-Focused Psychoanalytic programs and in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program. Non-matriculated students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its application to the treatment of patients. Applicants can meet this requirement through previous coursework, training, or supervision (e.g., Thinking Psychoanalytically: The Basics; the PPSC Introductory Course; psychoanalytic coursework or supervision in graduate school/residency or post-graduation). Other students may take this class with permission of the instructors. Part II is open to those who completed Part I.

Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in both the psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs.

About the Instructors:  Rex Moody, MD;  Ellen Walker, MD

Syllabus: click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is January 7.  $25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.
Tuition: $650  
$485 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$600 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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Class participants will be able to:


  1. Explain the concept of developmental lines and developmental tasks.
  2. Discuss the unique aspects of a psychoanalytic approach to development.
  3. Describe  the ways in which psychological development may occur throughout the life cycle.
  4. Apply relevant concepts of drive theory, ego psychology, object relations and attachment theory, and self- psychology to more comprehensively explore the developmental process.
  5. Identify the significant developmental tasks of adolescence through late life.
  6. Discuss possible negative experiences during different stages of development and their consequences.
  7. Discuss the significant factors in the transition periods between major developmental stages.
  8. Utilize clinical material to illustrate developmental concepts, including material from their own experiences.
  9. Utilize class discussion among class members of different disciplines to expand understanding of concepts.
  10. Discuss the Second Individuation process, explain its origins and describe problems later in life when this developmental task is poorly navigated.
  11. Discuss emergence of active sexuality in adolescence and challenges in establishing relationships away from home.
  12. Discuss challenges of emerging heterosexual and homosexual relationship styles in adolescents and young adults.
  13. Discuss Winnicott’s concept of the “Capacity to be alone” and problems of adolescence and later that require this capacity to be well developed in order to navigate.
  14. Discuss contributors in young adult development to young mothers’ impairment in relating with their infants.
  15. Discuss re-emergence of oedipal issues from the young parents’ perspective.
  16. Discuss the importance of a sense of mortality to mid-life development.
  17. Discuss the importance of work life in mid-life development.
  18. Discuss several patterns of work life impairment, their origins and effects on mid- life psychological health.
  19. Discuss effects of trauma on adults and their ability to engage with younger generations.
  20. Discuss the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and compare their differences in relationship patterns.


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 24 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 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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