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The Problem of Perversion: The View from Self Psychology

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About the Course:

Arnold Goldberg M.D. explains and interprets perverse behavior by drawing onconcepts of psychoanalytic self psychology. This viewpoint makes disorders of perversion more understandable and more accessible to treatment.


Yale University

Course Material Author

Arnold Goldberg, M.D.

Arnold Goldberg, M.D. is professor of psychiatry at Rush Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago. He is well known as one of the leading exponents of self psychology.

Course Creator

Maximillian Schwanekamp, Esq.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for intermediate to advanced social workers, psychologists, nurses and other mental health professionals who seek knowledge about perversions and self psychology.

Course Objectives:

  1. Upon completing this course the participant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic tenants of self psychology.

  2. Upon completing this course the participant will able to explain the theory of perverse behavior.

  3. Upon completing of this course the participant will learn to demonstrate familiarity with psychoanalytic concepts such as splitting and structural defects.

  4. Upon completing this course the participant will be able to recognize the function of sexualization.

  5. Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to employ techniques of self psychology that can be used with patients who suffer from struggles with sexual desire.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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The Problem of Perversion

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Course Number 101588
5 credit hours
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