The Neuropsychodynamic Treatment of Self-Deficits

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About the Course:

The Neuropsychodynamic Treatment of Self-Deficits examines from a psychoanalytic perspective the problems that confront patients with neuropsychological impairments. A central thesis of this work is that when patients experience such disruptions in their lives, they feel impelled to seek others who can provide them with the psychological functions to complement those that they are missing. When those efforts are successful, their problems recede to the background. However, if the efforts fail, then a cascade of sequelae ensues, which is when some of them apply for therapy. For therapists, the challenge is to find ways of responding to such patients and to help them deal with their issues at the level of multiple domains of self-experience, rather than at the single level of their intrapsychic dynamics.



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Joseph Palombo, MA, LCSW

About the Author:

Joseph Palombo is Founding Dean of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, and Director of its Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience and Psychoanalytic Social Work.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about (children’s behavior problems and intervention strategies). It is appropriate for (an introductory level, an intermediate level, an advanced level, introductory to intermediate levels, intermediate to advanced levels, all levels) of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to articulate the psychodynamics of patients with neuropsychological deficits.

  2. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to define nonlinear dynamic systems theory and aspects of relational and self-psychological theory.

  3. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to predict the treatment challenges and needs of these patients.

  4. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the types of patients who have neuropsychological deficits.

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Course Number: 102263
Credit Hours: 8cr
Exam Fee: $55.76
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