MMI Spring 2007 Course Offerings

MMI's Spring courses are now open for registration. Each course meets for twelve 90 minute sessions. All courses begin in February. Each course is worth three credits; tuition is $300.00 per course. A $30.00 registration fee is required of all participants. If you'd like to register online, click HERE. If you prefer to mail your registration, and you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, click HERE.
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P201 Psychopathology: Types of Character Organization
A psychodynamic understanding of psychopathology is helpful in understanding cases seen in clinical practice. Study will focus on identifying the various types of character structure and organization, recognizing the symptoms of each category, and understanding the drives, defenses and core conflicts within each character disorder.

Instructor: Charles Bershatsky, PhD
Time: Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Begins: February 5th, 2007
Place: 239 Central Park W., #1AS (84th St.) 212-496-8989


P202 Sexual Aim and Sexual Object: Studying the Etiology of Sexual Symptoms
The course will investigate how early sexual development evolves into adult sexuality. We will look at what sexual symptoms tell us about sexual development and examine how to work with our patients who present these symptoms.

Instructor: Sylvia Grant, PhD
Time: Tuesdays, 10:50 12:20 pm
Begins: February 6th, 2007
Place: 330 W. 58th St., STE 609 212-315-1814
M105 Maturation: Staying Alive and Living Productively and Well
This course will explore aspects of productive aging and longevity. It will include theoretical and technical material by Freud, Spotnitz, Maslow, Erikson and other experts in the field.
Instructor: Natalie Riccio, PhD
Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Begins: February 6th, 2007
Place: 235 W. 76th St., #4D 212-724-4539


E104 Object-Oriented Inquiry
Object oriented inquiry is a hallmark of the modern analytic approach. Class discussion will demonstrate and elaborate its principles and therapeutic intent. Emotional awareness and responsiveness on the part of the analyst, along with hypotheses explaining the therapeutic action of object-oriented communication will be addressed.

Instructor: Alan Barnett, PhD
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Begins: February 7th, 2007 (4 sessions)
Place: 120 E. 81st St. (Park Ave.), #1C 212-861-4741


E301 Modern Analysis with Children and Adolescents
This Seminar seeks to acquaint students with the ways in which modern analysis is tailored to work with child and adolescent patients. Its focus is on helping students understand the theoretical underpinnings of modalities such as play and art therapy, and to help them integrate these within the modern analytic understanding of the treatment process. The course will also consider strategies for securing parents' cooperation with therapy, and of managing so-called "external" resistances emanating from parents, teachers, or other actors involved in the child client's life.

Instructor: David Pauley, LCSW
Time: Thursdays, 3:00 4:30pm
Begins: February 8th, 2007
Place: 412 6th Ave., STE 402 (8th & 9th Sts.) 212-420-8873


E102 The Red Book
The Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient by Dr. Hyman Spotnitz is the cornerstone of modern analysis and has much to offer candidates at all levels of training. A close study of this brilliant, ground-breaking work will be accompanied by illustrative case material.

Instructor: Nancy Stiefel, LCSW
Time: Fridays, 5:30 7:00 p.m
Begins: February 9th, 2007
Place: 360 Central Park W., #1A (96th St.) 212-865-7541

R300 Individual Research Supervision
For students working on their final papers; please call the instructor to arrange a time.
Instructor: Natalie Riccio, PhD
Time: To be individually scheduled
Begins: Week of February 5th, 2007
Place: 235 West 76th Street, #4D (212) 724-4539

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