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Analytic Mindset (2 CE Credits)

Earn 2 CE credits for reading an interesting journal article by Dr. Stephen Seligman (Seligman, S. [2014]. Paying attention and feeling puzzled: The analytic mindset as an agent of therapeutic change. Psychoanalytic Dialogues24, 648-662. doi: 10.1080/10481885.2014.970966). A proponent of the relational analytic approach, Seligman applies the characteristics of nonlinear dynamic systems theories to the analytic process. He discusses the psychoanalytic mindset, the value of “feeling puzzled,” and the challenges of simultaneously paying close attention to what is going on while also fully engaging with the process. A Certificate of Completion follows reading the article and passing an online multiple choice test. Please contact the Director ( for help in accessing the article. Intermediate level. This course may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $19.

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