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Consciousness and the Id (4 CE Credits)

This advanced level journal article is offered to help the participant:

  • Describe the anoetic, noetic, and autonoetic levels of consciousness;
  • Apply findings from evolution and brain research to each of these levels of consciousness;
  • Apply findings from evolution and brain research to Freud’s topographic model of levels of consciousness;
  • Apply findings from evolution and brain research to Freud’s structural model regarding the development and functioning of the id and ego;
  • Apply these findings as they may have implications for differentially treating “neurotic” and “psychotic” patients.

Dr. Mark Solms coined the term, neuropsychoanalysis—a field dedicated to linking theories and findings in psychoanalysis with current research in the neurological sciences.  He is a Psychoanalyst and Professor of Neuropsychology at University of Cape Town.  Dr. Jaak Panksepp coined the term, affective neuroscience—a field dedicated to the study of neural mechanisms of emotion.  He is a Psychobiologist and Neuroscientist, Professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University.

This course allows you to earn CE credit for reviewing this thought-provoking journal article and passing an online multiple choice test.  The article is available online through Google Scholar (Solms, M., & Panksepp, J. [2012]. The ‘id’ knows more than the ‘ego’ admits: Neuropsychoanalytic and primal consciousness perspectives on the interface between affective and cognitive neuroscience. Brain Sciences, 2, 147-175. doi: 10.3390/brainsci2020147).  After reading the article, access the online test and Certificate of Completion for the course to earn 4 CE credits.  Advanced level—a foundation in classical psychoanalytic theory is recommended before reading the article.  This course may be applied to our Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired.

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