Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis Readings Year 1

YEAR 1 | Trimester 1

Experiencing The Psychoanalytic Relationship from Consultation to Termination
Nessa Obten, LCSW


Basescu: Behind the “Seens”
Blechner: The Patient’s Dreams and the Countertransference
Bonovitz: Locating Culture in the Psychic Field
Bonovitz: Termination Never Ends
Buechler: Thinking Analytically
Ehrenberg: The Intimate Edge in Therapeutic Relatedness
Fiscalini: Curative Experience in the Analytic Relationship
Hirsch: Money and the Ongoing Therapeutic Relationship
Hoffman: Constructing Good Enough Endings
Hoffman: Expressive Participation and Psychoanalytic Discipline
Holmes: Termination in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Levenson: The Purloined Self
Lippman: The Dream Listeners
Maroda: The Myth of Authority
Mitchell: What Does the Patient Need?
Mitchell: Wishes, Needs and Interpersonal Negotiations
Ogden: Comments on Transference and Countertransference
Salberg: How We End: Taking leave
Singer: The Initial Interview
⁃ Sullivan: Basic Concepts in the Psychiatric Interview

White: Surviving Hating
Whitman-Raymond: The Influence of Class in the Therapeutic Dyad

Clinical Seminar: The Psychoanalytic Relationship and the Study of Transference
Lois Adler, Ph.D.


Brenner: working alliance
Ferenczi: Rank development of psychoanalysis
Freud: dynamics of transference
Freud: fragment of an analysis
Freud: remembering repeating
Freud: transference
Fromm-Reichmann: transference problems
Horney: concept transference
McLaughlin: transference psychic reality
Reich: character analysis
Rioch: transference phenomenon
Schafer: construction
Schafer: resisting empathizing
Singer: identity vs identification
Stein: unobjectionable part
Strachey: nature of the therapeutic action
Thompson: Sullivan and Psychoanalysis
Thompson: transference character analysis
Thompson: transference therapeutic instrument
Wolstein: transference historical roots

YEAR 1 | Trimester 2

Freudian Theory I
Evelyn Hartman, Ph.D


⁃ Breuer, J. and S. Freud (1893). Studies on Hysteria. On the psychical mechanism of Hysterical Phenomena: Preliminary . . . Case, 1, Fraulein Anna O. S.E.2: 3-47
⁃ Breuer, J. and S. Freud (1895). Studies on Hysteria. Case of Frau Emmy von N. S.E.2: 48-105.
Freud S. (1905). Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria. S.E.9: 3-121.
Freud S. (1919). Lines of advance in psycho-analytic therapy. S.E.17, 159-168.
Freud, S. (1900). The Interpretation of Dreams. Chapter 5 (Parts A and B), S.E. 4: 163-219.
Freud, S. (1905). Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, Part 11. S.E. 7: 173-206.
Freud, S. (1912). Papers on Technique; Recommendations to physicians practicing psycho-analysis. S.E. 12: 111-120.
Freud, S. (1912). Papers on technique: The dynamics of transference. S.E. 12: 99-108.
Freud, S. (1913). Papers on technique: On beginning the treatment (Further recommendations on the technique of psycho-analysis, I) S.E. 12,123-144.
Freud, S. (1914). On narcissism: an introduction. S.E.14, 73-102.
Freud, S. (1914). Papers on technique: Remembering, repeating, and working –through: (Further recommendations . . ., II). S.E.12: 147-156.
Freud, S. (1915). Papers on technique: Observations on transference-love. (Further recommendations . . ., III) S.E.12: 159-171.
Freud, S. (1917). Mourning and Melancholia. S.E.14: 243-258.

Clinical Seminar: The Psychoanalytic Relationship and the Study of Transference/ Countertransference Interaction
Julie Hyman, LCSW Click here for a link to the syllabus and readings




Syllabus: TBA

Almond, Roles in the Psychoanalytic Relationship
Bird, Notes on trans. . .
Blechner, Working in the Countertransference
Bromberg, Analyst’s Self-Revelation
Davies, Whose Bad Objects Are We Anyway?
Gill, The Analysis of the Transference
Gill, The Interpersonal Paradigm and the Degree of the Therapist’s Involvement
Gill, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: A Revision
Greenberg, Countertransference and Reality
Hirsch, Observing-Participation, Mutual Enactment, & the New Classical Models ART
Hoffman, Expressive Participation and Psychoanalytic Discipline
Hoffman, Dialectical Thinking and Therapeutic Action in the Psychoanalytic Process
Hoffman, Patient as Interpreter
Josephs, Countertransference As An Expression of the Analyst’s Narrative Strategies
Levenson, Commentary on Almond
Levenson, Enigma of Transferenc
Levenson, Fact or Fantasies
Levenson, Commentary on Almond
Levenson, Mistakes, Errors, and Oversights
Maroda, Since Feeling is First:
Maroda, Why Self Disclosure Works
Mitchell, Wishes, Needs, and Interpersonal Negotiations
Mitchell, S. Varieties of Interaction
Modell, Therapeutic Relationship as a Paradoxical Experience
Ogden, Comments on Transference and Countertransference
Ogden, Analysing the Matrix of Transference
Racker, The Meanings and Uses of Countertransference
Sandler, Countertransference and Role-Responsiveness
– Schwaber, Countertransference: The Analyst’s Retreat from the Patient’s Vantage Point
Searles, Patient as Therapist
Slavin, M.O., Kriegman, D., Why the Analyst Needs to Change: Toward a Theory of Conflict . . .
Tower, Countertransference
Winnicott, Hate in Countertransference

YEAR 1 | Trimester 3

Freudian Theory II
Edward G. Mandelbaum, LCSW


A Child Is Being Beaten
The Uncanny

Clinical Seminar: The Psychoanalytic Relationship and the Study of Countertransference
Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D.