Object relations theory reflects a perspective of psychoanalysis that emphasizes the significance of the interpersonal experience on the development of mind and character. In this course, Dr. Michael J. Gerson begins with the work of Melanie Klein, as contrasted with that of S. Freud, and then moves on to examine that of Fairbairn, Balint, Winnicott, and Guntrip. This course provides essential groundwork for more recent developments in theory.
The course includes an online written manuscript and accompanying audio files, 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. Recommended prerequisite: Classical Psychoanalytic Theory. 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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Note: To access the test for CE credit, all written sections must be reviewed in order and marked as completed.