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Semester and Year Offered: 3rd Semester; 2nd Year
Course Coordinator and Team: Prof. Ashok Nagpal, Prof. Honey Oberoi Vahali
Email of course coordinator: rachana[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Pre-requisites: familiarity with basic psychoanalytic concepts, in particular the topographical model of the mind.
Aim: This course will help the student to “feel and think” through the unconscious routes of communication while foregrounding how transference and dreaming are furthering healing processes in the clinical context, as in life in general too.
Course Outcomes: On successful completion of this course the student will be able to
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Module 1: Transference: Listening to the rhythms of one’s counter-transference: explorations into the notion of counter-transference and its evolving meaning, as well as a glimpse of specific forms of counter-transference with specific patient groups.
Module 2: Dreaming and Dream-Work: Freudian reflections on dreams and processes of dream interpretation. Relationship between Dreams, symptoms, creativity and the unconscious, Dream as a universal psychic activity.
Module 3: Unconscious Communication: reflections on symptoms, dreams, jokes, and slips as productions of the unconscious; Discussion of Freud’s writings on communication between the patient’s and the analyst’s unconscious
Assessment Details with weights: Written - 50% ; Viva - 50%