The Science of Psychoanalysis: Theory, Research, and Intervention

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Sci of Psychonayl:Theo/Prac

Fall 2022

Taught By: Daniel Gaztambide

Section: A

CRN: 14681

Credits: 3

Despite the repeated assertion that "Freud is dead," psychoanalysis continues to inform our popular understandings of psychology in contemporary culture, while still having an impact in the field of psychotherapy. Similarly, psychoanalysis is often derided as outdated and unscientific yet continues to inform research programs across developmental psychology and psychotherapy research, even as non-psychoanalytic scientists indirectly confirm--and invite us to reimagine--its theories. This course will introduce students to psychoanalytic theory through the lens of contemporary science, drawing on an interdisciplinary dialogue across psycholinguistics, affective neuroscience, and developmental psychology--among other fields--to reassess the validity of psychoanalytic ideas, where they fall short, and where they need to be reconceptualized within contemporary frameworks. The course will also provide a research-informed introduction to psychoanalytic therapy in relation to other evidence-based treatments, with the opportunity to compare and contrast how other therapies (e.g. CBT, Humanistic/Emotion-Focused) confirm, reproduce, and challenge psychoanalytic ideas, while also recognizing those instances where psychoanalytically-informed approaches "stay ahead of the curve." Note: Although this is a Masters level course, it is open to doctoral students with special permission from the instructor.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:38pm 6/29/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022