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The Neuropsychodynamic Treatment of Self-Deficits: Searching for Complementarity

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.

This course is based on the book, The Neuropsychodynamic Treatment of Self-Deficits: Searching for Complementarity created by Joseph Palombo, MA, LCSW in 2017.

Journal/Publisher:

Routledge

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Author

Joseph Palombo, MA, LCSW
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. He has published multiple books and articles.

Joseph Palombo, MA, LCSW authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

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 all levels of participants' knowledge. This content is written at an intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  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
8 CE credit hours
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