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Theoretical and Clinical Curriculum

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Goals

PCC’S Core curriculum provides a thorough grounding in the foundations of psychoanalytic thought. Over the course of PCC’s four years of didactic course work, Candidates become well- versed in theory and technique, as well as in their clinical application.

Requirements

PCC’s Theoretical and Clinical Curriculum includes but is not limited to 1:

  • A year-long systematic study of the major writings of Sigmund Freud (1895-1939)
  • A year-long course in the Tavistock model of Infant Observation
  • A year-long study of the works of Melanie Klein (1921-1963) and contemporary Kleinians
  • An 18-week course on the key concepts and contributions of Wilfred Bion (1943-1980)
  • A 24-week study of major issues in and application of Psychoanalytic Technique
  • Studies in American Psychoanalysis, Trauma and Narcissism, Perversions, and Psychosis
  • Two years of Clinical Case Conference with PCC Training Analysts

(1) Additional curriculum information is included in the Course Outline and Course Descriptions.

Structure

PCC’S Core curriculum is structured as follows 2:

  • Four years of classes on a trimester system
  • Three twelve week trimesters per year
  • Two Courses per trimester
  • Classes meet on Wednesdays from 8 AM to 12 PM
  • Each Candidate has an Advisor as mentor through the program

(2) Research Track or Child Certification Candidates will complete additional requirements