CF 811: Psychodynamic Psychology V: Self Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the ideas that form the foundation of self psychology and their evolution over the past 40 years.  Seminal papers of Kohut, his colleagues and key contemporary theorists will be critically examined within the framework of psychoanalytic thought. The course focuses on the historical development of self psychology’s central ideas, on the clinical attitudes and techniques that derive from these ideas and on their application to topics such as sexuality and trauma. Prerequisite: CF 711