Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
3-Level Adult Case Conference 2022S
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Category: Courses

3-Level Adult Case Conference (501)

Instructors:  Robert S. White, MD and Dhipthi Brundage, MD

via ZOOM

Adult Case Conference will be led by Robert S. White, MD from New Haven, Connecticut, in four-hour segments over three Saturdays. One case will be presented at three time periods: year 1, year 3, and year 5. Dr. White has been involved with such working groups for many years and has published on the topic and technique. The course seeks to examine closely the fine-tuned analytic process of one early phase psychoanalytic case. We will explore verbatim notes including transference, counter-
transference, clarification, interpretation, resistance, linking, dreams, and frame. A variety of technical issues related to working with adults in psychoanalysis are discussed. This class will combine lecture and seminar formats; student participation is required.
Target Audience: This course is open to PCC Candidates only, at all stages of training.
For more information, here is a description of the International Psychoanalytic Association and European Psychoanalytic Federation working group:
The Working Group on Clinical Observation (CO)
In small groups (10 to 12) clinical material is discussed for 12 hours using the Three-Level Model (3-LM) for Observing Patient Transformations, guiding the observation and discussion from 3 levels:
1) Phenomenological description of the analytical process;
2) The main dimensions of change;
3) The analyst’s theoretical hypotheses about change.

Format: This class will combine lecture and seminar formats; student participation is required.


About the Instructors

Robert S White, MD specializes in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1973. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals including Yale-New Haven Hospital. His other affiliations include:

  • Member and faculty of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Chair of the Psychotherapy Training Program of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society
  • Member of the North American Clinical Comparative Method (CCM) since 2006
  • Member of the IPA Committee on Clinical Observation since 2016
  • Assist Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University


Dhipthi Brundage, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Her clinical practice entails treating adults in an outpatient setting using psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and medications. Her educational role in the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences involves teaching and supervising psychiatry residents. She created and directs the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Practicum, teaches the Trauma and Language course and supervises individual residents in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Brundage is a board-certified physician trained in adult psychiatry.  She has experience in treating adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, and adjustment difficulties. Dr. Brundage directs the Training and Education Program at PCC and serves on the Board of Director

Register Here

Where:    via Zoom
When:   Saturdays, January 15, 22, and 29
Time:     1:30-5:30 pm
CME Credits: 12 / CE: 12 clock hours/ NBCC: 12 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance

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.

Continuing Education Credit: At the end of the course, participants must complete the Evaluation Form to receive continuing education credit. The instructors have signed Financial Disclosure Forms and have no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest.


Syllabus: click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline is January 8, 2022

Tuition: $235 for candidates 

Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator

Matriculated students are not charged a course registration fee. 
Course Cancellation Policy

Register Here

Course Learning Objectives: 

Class participants will be able to 

1)    Describe clinical phenomenon and the themes that develop without using concepts from various psychoanalytic schools.

2)      Be able to describe aspects of psychoanalytic change or lack of change over time and over dimensions of psychic function.

3)      Describe the type of analytic interventions, their effectiveness, and how they facilitate analytic change.

4)      Discuss how to understand and interpret the meanings of fantasies and dreams.

5)      Discuss methods to help the analysand reveal or elaborate on the transference.

6)      Discuss ways of interpreting the meanings of transference.

7)       Describe methods for recognizing and utilizing countertransference issues.

8)      Describe the consideration of the quality of one’s interpretations as being experience-near, having continuity, and timeliness. 

9)      Discuss the helpfulness of one’s interventions as observed by changes in the patient’s productivity, affective interactions, or the ability for self-analysis.

10)   Discuss the analytic process as it evolves in the course of following one analytic case for over five years. 

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 the 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 18 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 has 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 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.


Contact: [email protected]