Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
February 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course will be held in Instructors Office
22A West Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
This Course is Approved for 4 CE/CME’s
Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair
Probably the most independent of the British Independents, Fairbairn worked in relative geographic and intellectual isolation. A free-thinker, he developed ideas revolutionary in his time but fundamental to psychoanalysis today. The core of his work, a structural theory of the personality, was not only a first among Independents, it was the first clear departure from Freud’s structural model: from tripartite id, ego, and superego and indiscriminate tension-reduction to unitary ego and the need, innately present, for intimacy with another. For Fairbairn, differentiation within the personality does not take place from inside-out–-id-driven demands requiring adaptive and governing structures, ego and superego—but from outside-in—the forced alteration of the original and “pristine” object-seeking ego through relational disappointment and its psychic consequences, repression and the ossification of failed self-object ties. Fairbairn was radical: the self in relationship is the only meaningful consideration. When the need for connection goes unmet, an aspect of the self retreats to a world of its own and is lost to intimacy.
This course will present Fairbairn’s novel take on personality development and its clinical implications, a strikingly useful and experience-near therapeutic approach the objective of which is to erode psychic monuments to relational failure along with their defensive strongholds and restore self to other, interiority to intimacy.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
- Differentiate between Freud and Fairbairn’s structural models of the personality and its evolution.
- Identify the development and dynamics of the endopsychic substructures of the split ego.
- Utilize the endopsychic model of the personality in the clinical setting, in particular as it appears psychodynamically in the transference and countertransference.
- Understand the Internal Saboteur and it relation to the repetition compulsion and the negative therapeutic reaction.
- Describe the genesis and function of the Moral Defense.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU’S)
Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement
Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
edu cation for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 4 credit hours.
- Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
- According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance