Explores issues in the psychoanalytic approach to psychopathology, including the concepts of normality and pathology, categorical and dimensional schemata of classification, and how diagnostic categories and theories of pathogenesis support and impede clinical psychoanalytic work. Explores major diagnostic categories, including hysteria, narcissism, paranoia, obsessive-compulsive, masochism, and the relevance of these categories to current psychoanalytic thinking. Examines the role of affect and trauma in the development of psychopathological formations. Review of both classic and current psychoanalytic literature, including Freud’s original cases. At the end of this course, candidates will be able to distinguish among major psychoanalytic diagnostic categroies and be able to use them in their clihical work.