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Freud for Thinking Clinicians

  • 25 Apr 2020
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  • 26 Apr 2020
  • (CDT)
  • 3 sessions
  • 25 Apr 2020, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • 25 Apr 2020, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 26 Apr 2020, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • TBD


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    You are not committed to seminars which you plan to audit. You may audit a seminar-- for no credit and for a reduced fee of $200 per course -- if you are a current candidate and have not yet completed the required seminar component of the training, provided that you are registered for the minimum required number of seminars(three)and case conference per academic year. You may register to audit a course at any time during the academic year. If you decide to audit a seminar, please contact Toula Kourliouros-Kalven at tkalven@ccpsa.org.
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  • Registration for half-fee:
    If you have already completed the required 30 elective seminars and the clinical case conference requirement, and wish to take additional elective seminars and/or case conferences, you may do so at a reduced fee: one-half the tuition of a full credit seminar. You do not need to register in advance, but if you can, please do so. To register during the academic year, please contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven (tkalven@ccpsa.org).

    CCP Graduates and board members may also take elective seminars for 1/2 the full fee.

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Nancy Burke, PhD

April 25-26, 2020

Nancy Burke, PhD, is the immediate past-president of CCP.  She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, is Vice-President of ISPS-US, and is a co-chair of the Psychotherapy Action Network.  She is on the boards of CCP, EMHS-US, Show Up Stand Up and Rainforest Relief.  Her essays have appeared in Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Psychoanalytic Review and Gender and Psychoanalysis, and she is the editor of Gender and Envy (Routledge).  

Seminar Title

Freud for Thinking Clinicians

Seminar description
In this case-based seminar, we will seek supervision from “Freud” himself, as we can glean his ideas from his clinical writings.  Following a Friday night introduction to some of Freud’s fundamental clinical concepts, we will use three of the four remaining 2.5-hour blocks of time to juxtapose a close reading of selected writings by Freud with a case presentation, aiming to articulate how the theory and the case discussion inform, enhance and challenge each other.  The course will end with a short workshop in which participants will at least begin to articulate the clinical theories that are implicit in their own work with patients.  In order to encourage theory-building in each person’s particular clinical idiom, we will contrast four versions of the same phenomenon by Freud, Winnicott, Bion and Lacan, to appreciate how differences in tone, emphasis and sensibility lead to new insights.


We will read the clinical papers of Freud, plus selected other papers that discuss his ideas about dreams and parapraxes, the psychology of love, gender and death.  We will supplement this list by reference, on the last day of the class, to short readings by Bion, Freud, Winnicott and Lacan

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