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Over 150 years ago, Freud developed his emotional developmental stages from birth through maturation, which became common knowledge for psychoanalysts and many other professional fields. Freud’s classical insights continue to be effectively applied in the understanding of normal and pathological emotional development. This course clarifies why Freud named the first stage the Oral stage (from birth until two years) and the second stage as the Anal stage from (two to three years old). We will expand these basic concepts along with Freudian theory concerning the development of personality components and object relation theory. An in-depth understanding of these first two stages yields deep and practical applications in the clinical setting.
In this course, we will delve into the emotional development of the infant from birth to three years of age, and disclose how we may discover these signs in adulthood. Specifically, we will discuss how the Ego and its adaptation and defense mechanisms, as well as Healthy Narcissism, are gradually developed in the Oral and Anal stages. We will delve into how Object relations, separateness and individuation are gradually developed in the Oral and Anal stage, and follow the infant’s emotional development in order to reveal why and how the child develops or does not in these areas. Lastly, we will discuss the characteristics of each stage and of each personality component.
In order to identify where and how the client is stuck, we will investigate how our work with clients can incorporate this information. For example, exploring whether there was trauma, over-protection etc., that have a long-lasting impact on the client’s life and how can this be ameliorated. We will cover a lively illustration using case studies.
This course will help us find ways to help your clients to better understand their problems, and become aware of the link between their difficulties and reverberations of childhood memory traces that overrule their life, Helping your clients to make these connections will help them to face frustrations, narcissistic injuries, and trauma. Principles of psychoanalytic-psycho-dynamic theory can help psychotherapists and patients to re-create better relationships.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List 5 ways that childhood experiences impact adulthood.
- Recite 5 basic psychoanalytic-psychodynamic concepts of the complexity of emotional development.
- Differentiate in 3 ways between experiences of love according to the Oral and Anal developmental stages
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Freud, A. (1951). Observations on Child Development. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 6(1), 18–30. doi: 10.1080/00797308.1952.11822902
Freud, S. (1971). The disposition to obsessional neurosis. A contribution to the problem of choice of neurosis (1913). PsycEXTRA Dataset. doi: 10.1037/e417472005-300
Freud, S., Strachey, J., & Freud, A. (2001). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud: Early Psycho-Analytic Publications. Vol. 12, 1911-1913, Case History of Schreber, Papers on Technique and Other Works. London: Vintage.
Horowitz, M. (2002). Defining Character Integrity. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50(2), 551–573. doi: 10.1177/00030651020500021601
Josselyn, I. M. (1962). Concepts Related To Child Development: 1. The Oral Stage. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 1(2), 209–224. doi: 10.1097/00004583-196204000-00001
Solan, R. (2015). The Enigma of Childhood: The Profound Impact of the First Years of Life on Adults as Couples and Parents. London: Karnac Books.
Winnicott, D. (1990). The Maturational Process and the Facilitative Environment. New York International Universities Press.
2 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
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Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: This course provides 2 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
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