The students will have to know the recent psychoanalytic theories. Starting from some classical models (in particular, Freud, Klein and the post-Klein authors), they have to examine the authors and the theoretical paradigms of the relational perspective.
They also have to apply the psychoanalytic concepts to narrative as means of construction of the individual identity.
1. Knowledge and ability of understanding. The students will have to learn the themes exposed during the lectures. In particular, they must learn the authors’ thought analysed from the theoretical, methodological and clinical point of view. They must be able to study the narration as means of construction of the individual identity and of Self care.
2. Ability of applying the contents. The students will have to be able to reflect critically on theories, methods and clinical aspects of the various authors and to compare the different models. They must be able to apply the psychoanalytic concepts in the written narration as a way of Self-care in different contexts.
3. Making judgments. Students will develop autonomy of judgment, critical ability and reflection ability on theoretical and methodological problems, on the relationships between specific theoretical positions and on their applications in clinical, personal and social fields.
4. Communication skills. Students have to acquire the technical language and the ability to present and discuss clearly and consistently the themes studied with specialists and non-specialists.
5. Learning ability. Students have to acquire the technical language and the ability to present and discuss clearly and consistently the themes studied with specialists and non-specialists.
Similar aims concern the second part of the programme about the autobiographical and trans-autobiographical narrative.
Course contents summary
1) General epistemological concepts of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Ego Psychology, Klein, Bion, Jung, Middle Group, Self Psychology.
2) The interpersonal model: Fromm, Horney. Fonagy. Baranger. Lacan. Green. Matte Blanco. The development of the relational point of view in the Psychoanalysis. The Psychoanalysis and the Groups.
3) The main traits of the autobiographical and trans-autobiographical narrative.
Barbieri, G.L. (2009). Psicologia dinamica. Tra teoria e metodo. Milano: Libreria Cortina.
1) Theoric Models of Psychoanalysis: only the paragraphs listed in the attachment "Schemi prima parte programma" and the defense mechanisms listed in the attachment "Principali meccanismi di difesa" both published in Elly.
2) Chapters 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. (pp.250).
Barbieri G. L., Autobiografie immaginarie. Fiction e cura di sé, Milano, Mimesis, 2019 (pp. 170).
A short teacher's essay in Elly (about 27 pages)
Assessment methods and criteria
Seven exams in three sessions. The tests are written. There is no difference in the program between attending and not attending students.
3 open questions. The conclusive score is made up by the sum of the scores of each answer. The passing grade (18/30) in each answer is obtained if the mistakes are not serious.