Psychic defenses are essential tools available to us for dealing with psychic pain. This course will study the use of defenses, from
projection and splitting to repression and sublimation, in relation to emotional, psychosexual, and cognitive development in relation
to cases. This course will consider mental illness a maladaptive psychic defense process, and psychoanalytic cure a state of mental
wellbeing in which thoughts, feelings, and impulses can be tolerated comfortably without resorting to inappropriate action or selfdestructive
defenses. This course is combined with clinical case and will meet together.
(CERT or MA elective)
THURSDAY| 9:30-11:50am GPSA526 Resistance & Defense/Rosenthal via Zoom (Main)