Mon, Mar 31, 2014 to Mon, May 12, 2014
7:30 - 9:00 pm (no class April 14)
Robert Bartner, Ph.D.
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$270 General Public
$225 Full Members
$180 Associate Members
$135 Student Members
$135 Scholarship (prior approval required to register at this fee)

Tuition listed above is for early registration ($40 discount off full fee, $15 discount for NCSPP Student Members). For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations.

Tuition does not include the cost of readers.

Early Registration Deadline: 
March 17, 2014

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Course Overview: 

Freud’s Oedipal complex has had the most profound and lasting impact on psychoanalytic thought. His conception of the Oedipal has gone through numerous transformations but has undeniably stood the test of time. This class will revisit Freud’s original theory. Understanding Freud’s Oedipal is important, not only to appreciate his contribution, but to provide a foundation for understanding all later theorists. In this class we will hear from Freud and others in an effort to understand, highlight, and challenge his basic conception. Through close reading of primary sources, clinical examples, and group discussion we will explore how Freud’s theory remains relevant within a contemporary context. By thinking together about these foundational concepts, we will further develop and deepen our own capacity for listening, understanding, and containing our patient’s essential communications.

Course Objectives: 
  1. Participants will be able to identify the central tenets of Freud’s classic Oedipal theory.
  2. Participants will be able to identify central qualities of the phallic and genital stages, which are expressed and developed within the Oedipal conflict. They will also be able to begin to identify these primary developmental experiences in their clinical work with patients.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the factors contributing to the Oedipal resolution while also thinking critically about what factors contribute to an Oedipal resolution in a contemporary context. 
Target Audience & Level: 

This course is open to NCSPP Members, interns, and students of psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the beginning or intermediate level.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

Enrollees who cancel at least SEVEN DAYS prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a $35 administrative charge. No refunds will be allowed after this time.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Ankhesenamun Ball Marioni at 510-269-7607.

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-496-9949.