1. Utilize faculty input to improve clinical skills.
2. Constructively critique candidate presentations with the goal of improving ongoing treatment.
3. Experience listening itself as an active process, responsive to various forms of engagement and disengagement with the patient.
4. Plan a case presentation with the goal of presenting accurate clinical material and obtaining useful feedback from faculty.
5. Experience enhanced ability to examine the minute-to-minute interaction in a session.
6. Explain how diverse theoretical positions affect how one views clinical material.
7. Describe unconscious ways the patient’s emotional responses (ie, transference) can be manifest in the clinical material.
8. Describe unconscious ways the analyst’s or therapist’s emotional responses (ie, countertransference) can be manifest in the clinical material.
9. Notice variation in pacing and word-flow in relation to diverse cognitive and affective states.
10. Describe clinically how different analysts’ styles can address comparable core problems in living.
11. Assess the changing quality of analyst-patient collaboration as manifest in clinical moments.
12. Experience listening itself as an active process, responsive to various forms of engagement and disengagement with the patient.
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