The Contributions of Peter Fonagy to Developmental Theory:

Selected Readings

Instructor:  Phoebe Cirio, MSW, LCSW

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Dates: Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2018

Time:  7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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

This course is available via Distance Learning.  Details HERE.

Course Level:  Intermediate

Fee: $150.00

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 6.0 Credit Hours

Peter Fonagy has made a number of contributions to the literature on attachment, child development, and the subsequent influence on adult pathology. His ideas on Mentalization have pervasively influenced not only the psychoanalytic literature, but also the related fields of education, and other mental health fields.  This course will look at some of his writings on the integration of the body and mind, his integration of cognitive and psychoanalytic theories, Mentalization, attachment, and his ideas on the developmental antecedents of borderline personality disorder.

Objectives:

  • To describe Fonagy’s views on the link between bodily action and the formation of language.
  • To discuss Fonagy’s views on the link between bodily action and the development of mind.
  • To utilize Fonagy’s ideas about the relationship of attachment style and the development of the mind.
  • To describe Fonagy’s ideas about the link between body, metaphor, and mind.
  • To articulate Fonagy’s ideas about the alien self.
  • To describe Fonagy’s ideas about the link between early verbal utterance and the formation of mental concepts.
  • To discuss Fonagy’s ideas about the developmental antecedents of borderline personality disorder.

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