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Psychoanalytic Explorations Program: Course Title: Relational Theory: Clinical Implications and Misunderstandings (12 CE credits)

  • 15 Apr 2020
  • 22 May 2020
  • 6 sessions
  • 15 Apr 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-05:00)
  • 22 Apr 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-05:00)
  • 29 Apr 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-05:00)
  • 6 May 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-05:00)
  • 13 May 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-05:00)
  • 20 May 2020, 7:00 PM (UTC-05:00) 22 May 2020, 9:00 AM (UTC-05:00)
  • 540 Frontage Road, Northfield, IL
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Course Title:  Relational Theory: Clinical Implications and Misunderstandings (12 CE credits)

Instructor:  Steven Vogelstein, MA, LCSW

Meeting dates (2020):  April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20

Meeting time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  540 Frontage Road, Northfield, IL

Course Description:

We will begin by exploring the development and evolution of Relational Theory within psychoanalysis, including consideration of infant research in the 1970’s and 1980’s, of the emergence of a new “psychoanalytic baby,” and of post-modernism.  The optimal use of readings will be discussed in our first meeting.

This course will focus on the clinical implications of Relational Theory and our associated clinical assumptions.  Key areas we will consider include the following:

Reconceptualizing Transference and Counter-transference

Where is the Therapeutic Action?

What about Therapeutic Technique and Therapeutic Stances?

Developmental Theory and the Developmental “Tilt”

DIssociation, Multiplicity, and Trauma


Biographical Information:

Steven Vogelstein MA, LCSW is Visiting Faculty and an advanced candidate at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP), where he served as Chair of the Progression Committee and taught in the Psychotherapy Program.  He is faculty at the Institute for Clinical Social Work where he teaches in the doctoral program, and he has been Lecturer at the Loyola University School of Social Work.

Mr. Vogelstein’s recent professional presentations have focused on integrating neurocognitive and neuro-biological factors with psychoanalytic clinical practice, and on how Relational Theory intersects with culture, race, gender and sexuality.  He maintains a practice in Northfield, working with adults, children and adolescents and providing supervision and consultation to individuals, groups, agencies, and schools.


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