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Fall 2017

Zero to Six: Understanding the Inner World of Young Children from Infancy through Kindergarten

Coursemaster:  Edmund Sprunger, MSW

Dates: Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 2017

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

Fee: $150

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 9.0 Credit Hours

This course has been approved for clock hours by the Missouri Professional Development Registry. To receive these clock hours, you must include your MOPD ID number when registering.

This course explores the powerful emotions behind behaviors. The practical and useful classes feature topics such as the developmental accomplishments during the early years of life, and the crucial roles that early feelings and relationships play during these years. Additional topics include understanding traumatic issues in the life of a child–such as divorce, loss of a parent, or loss of a sibling–and the ways in which culture affects the process of trauma, symptoms, and recovery. We will also explore the inner experiences of children who are adopted or in foster care. A particular focus of the course will be applying an understanding of childhood development to the participants’ work experiences.

Winter 2018

Windows into the Therapy Process

Stuart Ozar, MD, and Melissa Scolaro, MA, MSW

For clinicians or mental health students who are curious about what it is that psychodynamic therapists actually do, we offer a “window” into the process and a chance to connect an introduction to theory with actual clinical material.  Each class will begin with a brief theoretical description of a core clinical concept, followed by the presentation and discussion of material from a long-term psychotherapy process.  We welcome lively discussion, dialogue and debate.

We encourage therapists working from within other theoretical frameworks to take this class. Some knowledge of psychodynamic theory and practice is helpful but not required.

Dates:  January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

Fee: $275 (book fee included)      14 Credit Hours


Additional continuing education courses in the planning stages for the upcoming Fall 2017 semester include:

Ethics in Social Work

The 2017 Cohn Lecture – The Muslim Veil

Diagnostic Interviewing

Listening to Trauma

The Papers of Moisy Shopper

Reclaiming the Body in the Age of Virtual Reality: Some Beginnings

Details to come…