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Recurring Event Event Series: British Object Relations

British Object Relations

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Back Classroom

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IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Third Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2022-23, 1st Trimester — Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
Stan Case, LICSW PhD
Judy K. Eekhoff, PhD

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September 30, 2022 — Interpreting In or About the Transference

[30 pages]

The degree to which the Self coheres and is integrated is a measure of mental health. Clinical experience has negated the idea that we have one unified self. Instead, analysts realize that a self consists of many selves, all of which influence the emotion and the action of an individual. This is different than having parts or aspects. Most contemporary analytic theories accept the idea that that which is not accepted or repressed, is split off and projected out into a receiving ‘other’. Such splitting and projection are deeply unconscious and raise new questions about interpretation or what Feldman names as description of the process. He is questioning the familiar analytic techniques of interpretation – the ‘why’s’ and the ‘what’s’ of description and explanation. He suggests these techniques may actually collude with the patient’s defenses against unbearable emotion and be ‘experience-far’ instead of ‘experience-near’. Brown emphasizes the implicit intersubjectivity in evolving Kleinian literature following expansions of Klein’s more intrapsychic emphasis in her concept of projective identification. Bion included the subjective experience of the analyst with the capacity to become the patient’s projected phantasy. Argentinian analysts contributed the notion of the shared unconscious of the analytic couple.

Feldman, M. (2007). “Addressing Parts of the Self.” IJP 88:371-386

Brown, L.J. (2010). Klein, Bion, and Intersubjectivity: Becoming, Transforming, and Dreaming. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 20(6):669-682


September 30
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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