Advanced Psychodynamic Fellowship in Clinical Practice

The fellowship program has been developed for mental health professionals who seek to deepen their understanding of contemporary psychodynamic thought and apply comparative perspectives in clinical practice. It provides structured opportunities for participants to enlarge their understanding of orienting perspectives, core concepts, and essential concerns in psychodynamic understanding and practice, and to consider the relevance of differing points of view in their work.

A small cohort of participants and distinguished faculty work together to study and learn ways of enriching their clinical practice. In doing so, we explore the practitioner's own stages of development as a professional and consider the ways in which we shape our clinical careers over time. We integrate theories and personal elements through presentation of clinical work in ongoing case consultations.

The course of study encompasses the following domains of concern:

  • Orienting perspectives in contemporary psychodynamic understanding and practice
  • The emergence of the psychodynamic tradition:
    Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler
  • The development of relational perspectives
  • Object relations psychology
  • Interpersonal perspectives
  • Self psychology
  • Clinical case consultation

The clinical case consultations provide program participants with the opportunity to integrate theoretical and clinical studies in relation to descriptions of actual psychotherapeutic practice. Class size is limited to a maximum of eighteen participants.

Schedule 

Classes take place twice a month from September 2018-May 2019. Specific dates are listed below.  All sessions will be held on Friday mornings from 9:00am-Noon at:

The University of Chicago
School of Social Service Administration:
969 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

2018-2019 Schedule

October 5: Orienting Perspectives in Contemporary Psychodynamic Understanding and Practice

October 19: Emergence of the Psychodynamic Tradition: Freud, Jung, and Adler

November 2: Case Conference: An Orientation

November 16: The Frame, Boundaries, and Self-Disclosure

December 7: Case Conference

December 14: Relational Perspectives: Contemporary Object Relations Theory and Practice

January 4: Case Conference

January 18: D. W. Winnicott: Developmental Psychology and Clinical Perspectives

February 8: Case Conference

February 15: Relational Perspectives: Self Psychology

March 1: Relational Perspectives: The Interpersonal Tradition

March 15: Case Conference

April 5: Relational Perspectives: Contemporary Relational Perspectives

May 3: Case Conference

May 17: Transitions and Terminations

ELIGIBILITY

Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related degree required. At least three to five years of post-master's degree experience preferred.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Applications for the 2018-2019 program should be submitted by June 15 as follows:

The application process requires:

  • A completed application form
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference*
  • Brief statement reflecting your interest in the program

*Letters of reference may be sent under separate cover

Apply Online: Click Here

Or

Mail application materials to:

The Professional Development Program
The University of Chicago
School of Social Service Administration
969 E 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
pdp@ssa.uchicago.edu

CREDIT

Participants who complete the fellowship program will receive 45 CEUs

The Professional Development Program at SSA is a licensed State of Illinois provider of continuing education for social workers, clinical psychologists, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

TUITION

$1,575.00
Available PDP discounts can be found Here

PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

William Borden, PhD

Denise Davis, MSW

Carol Ganzer, PhD