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Modern Structural Theory
September 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019
Fourth Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2019-20, 1st Trimester — Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
Donald Schimmel, PhD
Babs Glover, MA LMHC
September 27, 2019 — Early Modifications and Shifts in the Psychoanalytic Stance
Eissler, K.R. (1953). The Effect of the Structure of the Ego on Psychoanalytic Technique. JAPA, 1:104-143.
Stone, L. (1954). The Widening Scope of Indications for Psychoanalysis. JAPA, 2:567-594.
We now look in more detail how “classical” ego psychology was practiced in its American heyday, and how contemporary thinkers from within this model thought about analytic technique and dealt with patients presenting for analysis who appeared to fall outside the (then-believed) ‘scope of analysis.’ In this context, Kurt Eissler inaugurated the concept of “parameters,” his term and technique regarding deviations from the classical analytic approach, while Stone presents a very realistic look at how treatment progressed with “non-ideal” patients and his belief that what Eissler thought of as parameters were often necessary aspects of analytic treatment.
Provided by Don for discussion today.