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Not Your Grandma’s Freud! A Fresh Look at Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

A psychodynamic approach to treatment has fallen out of favor with much of the field as ‘evidence based practices’ are touted as more effective, and quicker, and are pushed by insurance companies. But many clients do not seem to be helped by CBT and other such practices alone. An understanding of how modern psychodynamic therapy works will expand treatment options, dispel misconceptions, and increase our ability to help a wider spectrum of people.

This interactive training will help participants understand the evidence behind the effectiveness of psychodynamic treatment. Mental health professions will learn how psychodynamic theory has changed in recent years. Participants will examine some of the common current treatment strategies and will learn the benefits of a time-limited dynamic treatment approach.  (Trainer, Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)

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Not Your Grandma’s Freud! A Fresh Look at Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

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Presenter: Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn the basic theory, practice, and distinctives of modern psychodynamic psychotherapy.
  2. Through interactive discussions, participants will identify the characteristics of modern psychodynamic approach to treatment.
  3. Participants will learn what differentiates Freud from modern psychodynamic approaches.
  4. Participants will be able to spot a defense.
  5. Participants will be able to identify different character organizations.
  6. Participants will learn how countertransference and immediacy are used in psychodynamic in treatment.

This webinar offers 3 Continued Education Hours

A psychodynamic approach to treatment has fallen out of favor with much of the field as ‘evidence based practices’ are touted as more effective, and quicker, and are pushed by insurance companies. But many clients do not seem to be helped by CBT and other such practices alone. An understanding of how modern psychodynamic therapy works will expand treatment options, dispel misconceptions, and increase our ability to help a wider spectrum of people.

This interactive training will help participants understand the evidence behind the effectiveness of psychodynamic treatment. Mental health professions will learn how psychodynamic theory has changed in recent years. Participants will examine some of the common current treatment strategies and will learn the benefits of a time-limited dynamic treatment approach.  (Trainer, Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn the basic theory, practice, and distinctives of modern psychodynamic psychotherapy.
  2. Through interactive discussions, participants will identify the characteristics of modern psychodynamic approach to treatment.
  3. Participants will learn what differentiates Freud from modern psychodynamic approaches.
  4. Participants will be able to spot a defense.
  5. Participants will be able to identify different character organizations.
  6. Participants will learn how countertransference and immediacy are used in psychodynamic in treatment.
Agenda:
  1. Introduction and Overview (10 minutes)
  1. 7 myths about psychodynamic theory and practice. And why they are myths (50 minutes)
  • Looking at the evidence for the efficacy of psychodynamic practice
  • Tracing the evolution from Freud to current day psychodynamic theories and practices
  1. Overview of the role of defenses in psychodynamic theory and practice (40 minutes)

Break 10-15 mins

  1. Review of Diagnosis in psychodynamic theory and practice

(40 minutes)

  • The 3 developmental levels of diagnosis
  • Different personality structures or character organizations and what they may look like in the room
  • How diagnosis is done in psychodynamic practice
  • The differences between a CBT clinical approach and a psychodynamic clinical approach, including case examples
  1. Review of psychodynamic treatment including case examples
    • For Neuotic level
    • For Borderline level
    • For Psychotic level                                                                                                  (30 minutes)        
  1. Review and Summarize/Q&A                  (10 minutes)

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437