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Classical Psychoanalytic Theory (8 CE Credits)

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With Freud’s challenge to free will, it is little wonder that psychoanalysis has been the object of so much controversy.  In this classical psychoanalytic theory course, Dr. Michael J. Gerson examines the basic principles and models of Freudian psychoanalytic theory.  The course begins with a review of the theory’s presuppositions of psychological determinism, consciousness, motivation, and a genetic approach, and then describes and discusses, in depth, the dynamic-economic, topographic, structural, adaptive, and genetic models of the theory.

The course includes an online written manuscript and accompanying audio file, for optional review in multiple modalities.  An online multiple choice test and Certificate of Completion follow completion of the course for 8 CE credits.  Introductory level.  A brief video provides opening remarks by Dr. Gerson.  This course may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired.  $119.

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