Contributions of Infant Research to Adult Treatment: Development and Therapeutic Action



Frank M. Lachmann, PhD

An online lecture taught by Frank Lachmann, PhD, a faculty of our Luminary Series, which focuses on understanding a model of development, from a psychoanalytic perspective, and discusses implications for psychopathology and treatment in adult clients.

Specific learning objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify and treat the underlying conflicts in adult patient that derive from early dyadic missattunements that manifest as adult character pathology and prompt some patients to appear to be so difficult to treat.

2. Broaden, enhance, and alter their understanding of the sources of the self-esteem vulnerabilities at the root of difficulties a therapist may experience in engaging with some patients.

3. Identify the ”leading edge” of patients’ difficulties and recognize the ways in which their obstructive, aggression ad/or self damaging behaviors fulfills vital attachment needs and regulates self-esteem.

Program Code: LS18-5
Credits: 1
Fees: $45

Additional Information

If you are registering in Fall 2017, you will have access to the lecture and corresponding materials from September 1 to December 31, 2017.

If you are registering in Winter/Spring 2018, you will have access to the lecture and corresponding materials from January 1 to June 30, 2018.

Please note: this fully online lecture may be taken at any point during the above period, and you can continue to access it as many times you would like until the end date.

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