The Middle School, or Independents, were the psychoanalysts who utilized British Object Relations theory but developed that theory in different ways than the Kleinians and the Anna Freudians. The Independents had many differences of opinion about theory and technique, but they shared a basic attitude in common. This was to evaluate and respect ideas for their use and truth value—no matter from where they came. In this course, we will be reading the four Independent British psychoanalysts who by their writing and teaching have had the biggest influence on psychoanalysis… Fairbairn, Balint, Bowlby and especially Winnicott, along with contemporary people such as Coltart, Bollas, Symington and Phillips. We will discuss both theoretical material and clinical application.
Class size limited to 12 participants.
Dates and Times
Please note dates carefully, most are 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and there are some 5th Tuesdays.
Dates (2017): 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12
Dates (2018): 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 5/29
COR Meeting Room
2800 First Avenue, Suite 117
Fee and Scholarships
1 month before the first class: $900 for COR members and $1,200 for non-members
Less than 1 month before class: $1,000 for COR members and $1,350 for non-members
Fees include CEUs
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