Dr. Rosenberg, course chair, Dr. Weiss, Associate Instructor. 16 hours (September - November). Monday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This course explores human sexuality in its diversity and complexity, from a theoretical and clinical psychoanalytic point of view. Draws upon recent relational interest in sexuality as well as object relations, self psychology and ego psychology combined with in-depth clinical material in papers and presented by course instructors. The course focuses the candidate’s attention on the range and potential psychological uses of sexual fantasy and behavior. Special attention is paid to sexuality within the analytic and supervisory dyads and to countertransference issues in working with sexual material in order to manage and contain the anxiety, excitement and fantasies that sexuality itself evokes. At the conclusion of the course, candidates should have a broader picture of the varied forms, expressions and psychological meanings of sexuality as well as greater facility and comfort in exploring and interpreting it in the analytic and supervisory setting.