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Mourning, Loss, and Grief

April 29, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Wyman Classroom

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2-Year Certificate Program (2YCP)
2023-24, 4th Term — Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm
Christopher J. Keats, MD
Nancy Goldov, PsyD, LP, BC-DMT

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April 29, 2024 — Beginnings and Endings: Time and Termination in Psychoanalysis

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“This article addresses the complex process of termination in psychoanalysis. Implicit in self-consciousness is the knowledge of death; similarly, one begins treatment knowing that it must end. It is argued that the end is always present in the beginning of treatment and, conversely, termination leads back to the onset of analysis. It is also proposed that termination issues, rather than represent a phase in the treatment, are present throughout the analysis. Terminations are different from endings in that terminations are inevitably incomplete. A case is offered to illustrate these points and to show some of the challenges encountered even when termination is mutually planned and agreed upon.”

Danielle Knafo, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, a prolific author, and a popular speaker. She was a professor at LIU-Post in its clinical psychology doctoral program for 22 years, where she chaired a concentration on Serious Mental Illness (SMI). Additionally, she is faculty and supervisor at NYU’s Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Adelphi’s Postgraduate Programs for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She writes and lectures on many subjects, including psychoanalysis, art, creativity, trauma, psychosis, sexuality and gender, and technology. She is a writing consultant and leads private writing groups. Dr. Knafo maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Great Neck, NY.

Knafo, D. (2018). Beginnings and endings: Time and termination in psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35(1), pp1-7


April 29, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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