CL 813: Clinical Process and Technique IV: The Clinical Unconscious

The idea of the unconscious is perhaps the most basic psychoanalytic concept, from both a theory and everyday practice standpoint. The meaning of “unconscious,” initially referring to repressed ideas and fantasy, has broadened considerably since Freud’s time, to include a wide variety of phenomena. The course, “The Clinical Unconscious,” will emphasize how we deal clinically with the repressed unconscious and the various other modes of nonconscious psychic phenomena. Relevant concepts such as unconscious communication, transference, countertransference, the logic of dreams, evenly hovering attention, and the nature of the therapeutic interaction, will take center stage.  Prerequisites: CL 803; CL 811; CL 801; CF 711