focus on a particular issue of psychoanalytic theory or clinical practice. Using the PEP Archive, research ways in which this issue has been approached in
psychoanalytic theory and practice (using at least three articles in addition to those studied for this course). Students will write a 6-8 paper (not including title
page and references) in which they synthesize their research and then critically evaluate it in light of the material studied in this course, as well as sharing their
Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: maintaining boundaries; time; money/fee; self-disclosure; advice-giving; use of touch; working with a
particular diagnosis/defense/anxiety/behavior; acting out; enactments; dream analysis; termination; supervision; as well as topics discussed in class. Topics must be
approved by instructor.
post-graduate level writing in APA style is expected and will be included in the grading criteria. If the student feels s/he may need assistance in this area, the
instructor encourages him or her to make use of the National Center for Academic & Dissertation Excellence (NCADE). For more information, refer to rubric at the end of
this document or in Canvas assignments.