Psychodynamic Theories (i.e. ego psychology, object relations) are presented as a lens for understanding personality development and human behavior spanning across childhood and adulthood. Emphasis is placed on ‘unconscious drives’ and ‘early experiences’ as motivations for human behavior across the life course. Focus is also placed on temperament and the quality of the parent-child relationship (i.e. goodness-of-fit). Implications of psychodynamic concepts to clinical social work practice will be underscored, specific to supportive counseling and psychoanalytic treatment methods.
Course Title: Psychodynamic Theories- The Truth Is Locked In Our Unconscious
Instructor: Trelan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW
Contact Hours/CEUs: 4-Contact Hours
Process: Register and pay for course. Read content online. Pass online post-test and print certificate of completion. Registrants can access course for 2 years from date of registration.
Define Psychodynamic Theory
Identify Psychoanalytic Theories (such as object relations, ego psychology) that are practiced in clinical social work
Compare and contrast psychodynamic theories of human development
Apply psychodynamic concepts to clinical social work practice
Identify (3) significant constructs (id, ego, superego) of Freud’s Theory on Personality Development
Define Drive Theory
Identify the (2) significant concept (unconscious forces and early experiences) that are core to psychoanalytic thought
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In 2014, Trélan Holder founded Renew Perspectives. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of experience in mental health and human services. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psychoanalytic Education.