Earn 4 CE credits for reading an interesting article by leading researchers in neuropsychoanalysis, Solms and Panksepp (Solms, M., & Panksepp, J. . 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). This thought-provoking article revisits Freud’s understanding of consciousness from an evolutionarily-tiered scientific approach and findings from current brain research. It presents evidence for id as the seat of consciousness and suggests possible limitations of the “talking cure.” A Certificate of Completion follows reading the article and passing an online multiple choice test. Please contact the Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help in accessing the article. Advanced level. This course may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $29.
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The article for Consciousness and the Id is coauthored by Mark Solms, PhD and the late Jaak Panksepp, PhD. Dr. 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. Panksepp coined the term, affective neuroscience—a field dedicated to the study of neural mechanisms of emotion. He was a Psychobiologist and Neuroscientist, Professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University.
The article was selected by Michael J. Gerson, PhD (Instructor). Dr. Gerson is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and marriage and family therapist. He is a professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Psychology at California Lutheran University and active clinician. He has been training other clinicians for over 30 years, both in his private practice, in community counseling centers, and in graduate programs. He has long been interested in the interface between research in neuroscience and clinically relevant psychological phenomena (e.g., Gerson, M. . Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 24, 210-226. doi: 10.1080/10481885.2014.893783).
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The course Consciousness and the Id 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 or MDPI (Solms, M., & Panksepp, J. . 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 the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $29