Advanced theory and concepts and their evolution. Selected current topics, new trends in theory, and their critiques. In the first segment, areas of specific focus include affect theory, internalization and identification, and current developmental issues. The second segment, in its focus on the evolution of psychoanalytic thought, includes study and critiques of the contributions and development of British and American object relations theory, theories of the self, the contribution of other current American theorists, and a review of early theorists and their current relevance. At the conclusing of this course, candidates will be facile in their understanding of the intricacies of the major psychoanalytic schools of thought.