Foundations of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: An Object Relations Perspective

Foundations of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: An Object Relations Perspective

  • Session 1
    September 10, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Session 2
    September 24, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructors: Molly Ludlam, M.A. and Vivian Eskin, Ph.D.

Dates: Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 24th

Time: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EST

Location: Upper West Side TBA and Long-Distance via Videoconference

(Note: If you are local to New York, it is ideal for you to attend in-person if possible.)

6 CEUs for social workers licensed in NY

Fee: $125

Candidates and Students with ID: $25



This two-session course (6 CEUs) provides fundamental theoretical concepts of couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the Tavistock model. Particular focus will be on the unconscious choice of partner, unconscious beliefs, the couple state of mind, and projective identification and how it may be used among couples. This course will be helpful to the psychoanalyst and the psychoanalytic psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples.

Molly Ludlam and Vivian Eskin will be co-teaching this course, with Molly Ludlam videoconferencing in from Edinburgh, Scotland, where she is based.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify unconscious beliefs
  2. Discuss and explore concepts such as couple state of mind, the internal couple, and projective identification
  3. Recognize projection and projective identification in a couple relationship

Fee can be paid on this website or by check made payable to: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York LCSW P.C.; if paying by check, please RSVP to for mailing address.

Cancellation requests made more than 3 weeks prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within 3 weeks of the event, for no-shows on the day of the event, or for missed events. For further information, for information about accessibility for participants with disabilities, or to address grievances, please contact

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York, NY LCSW, PC, CEP #0263 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. Course completion certificates will be awarded via email, to those who have attended the full length of all sessions in a course, after the completion of an online course evaluation.