British Object Relations – Foundations

The goal for this yearlong introduction to BOR is to create a lively and safe learning environment.  We will offer a foundation of learning the theory through reading and discussing some of the seminal papers of BOR and through clinical presentation and consultation.  We will also draw from movies and fiction as a means of illustrating the ideas from the broader human context.

Class size limited to 12 participants

Sue and Rikki will be dividing the teaching of BOR 1 with Sue leading the fall term, Rikki leading the winter term and a blend of leadership in the Spring.  Cristy will be consistently present in all classes as a co-instructor.

Dates and Times

Dates (2017): 9/7,  9/21,  10/5,  10/19,  11/2,  11/16,
Dates (2018): 1/4,  1/18,  2/1,  2/15,  3/1,  3/15,  3/29,  4/12,  4/26,  5/10,  5/24,  6/7

7-8:30 pm


COR Meeting Room, 2800 First Avenue, Suite 117, Seattle


1 month before first class: $900 for COR members and $1,200 for non-members
Less than 1 month before first class: $1,000 for COR members and $1,350 for non-members

Fee includes 27 CEU Credits

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Meet the Instructors

Sue N. Carlson is a psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, working with adults and couples.  Sue received her certificate in psychoanalysis from Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 2005. She has over 17 years of experience teaching British Object Relations and related topics for Antioch University Seattle, NPS(I), COR, SPSI, and the Alliance.  She is a member of COR and the Alliance.

Cristy Smith is a psychotherapist in private practice working with adults and adolescents.  Cristy received her Master in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School in Belltown.  Before opening her private practice in 2014, she worked as a Mental Health Crisis Responder for King County and as a group therapist at Overlake Hospital’s Outpatient Day Program.  She is a member of COR and the Alliance.

Rikki RicardLMHCFIPA is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst working in private practice in Seattle, WA.  She also provides WA certified supervision and consultation.  Rikki is a graduate of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and has taught at NPSISPSI and COR.

Refund Policy

Missed classes, seminars, events are not eligible for partial refunds. Cancellations
made more than 30 days prior to the first class are eligible for a full refund, less a $50
cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are nonrefundable and non-transferable unless COR is able to fill your spot with another registrant. Cancellations made on or after the start of the first session are 100% non-refundable and nontransferable. In the event of an emergency, each situation will be considered.