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For Educators and Professionals working with Children & Adolescents

Our courses run on an academic year, so we are currently on summer break.  Check back in August for a full listing of upcoming lectures and seminars.


    Group Supervision for Educators and Professionals Working with Children

    Supervisor schedules are still being formulated. Check back to this site frequently for updates, or contact Cathy Krane at or 314-446-3043.

Windows into the Therapy Process
Stuart Ozar, MD, and Melissa Scolaro, MA, MSW

    7 Wednesdays beginning January 2015
    7:15-9:15 p.m.
    Institute Classroom A
    CME/CE: 14 Credit Hours
    Fee: $225 (book fee included)

    Registration available next Fall.  Please contact Cathy Krane, 314-361-7075 x 323 if interested.

    For clinicians or mental health students who are curious about what it is that psychodynamic therapists actually do, we offer a "window" into the process and a chance to connect an introduction to theory with actual clinical material.  Each class will begin with a brief theoretical discussion of a core clinical concept, followed by the presentation and discussion of material from a long-term psychotherapy process. 

    We welcome lively discussion, dialogue and debate. While we encourage therapists working from within other theoretical frameworks to take this class, we do expect participants to have some knowledge of psychodynamic theory and practice.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify characteristic aspects of clinical material.
    2. Clarify the relationship of theory to clinical practice.
    3. Describe various phases of treatment.
    4. Describe the experience and use of transference and countertransference.
    5. Define the concepts of conflict and compromise formation.
    6. Describe multiple models of psychological functioning.
    7. Describe the spectrum of psychodynamic treatments.
    8. Begin to assess suitability for psychodynamic treatments.
    9. Describe various types of defensive operations.
    10. Describe the emotional challenges experienced by psychotherapists.
    11. Describe the reasons why a therapist's personal therapy is important.
    12. Describe what is meant by the concept of psychotherapeutic frame.

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