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Event Series Event Series: Process II and Ethics

Process II and Ethics

March 3, 2023 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm, Wyman Classroom

Second Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2022-23, 2nd Trimester — Fridays, 1:45-3:15pm

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March 3, 2023 — What’s happening in the body? Somatic and Behavioral Disturbances: Substance Use, Eating Disorders, etc.

[34 pages]

The use and treatment of somatic-behavioral symptoms could take up a class by itself, and a fear of them has often been used by analysts as a way of refusing treatment.  However, they are symptoms like any other and do not have to be a barrier to treatment.  To the contrary, they can be a way in to understanding a patient’s basic needs and dynamics, and also how they hold their affects in their bodies.  Ron Levin  has written a chapter on a successful analytic treatment of a woman with an eating disorder and epilepsy. Another SPSI faculty member, Scot Gibson, presented a case at a SPSI Scientific Session that sheds some light on working with addictions in psychoanalytic treatment.

Levin, Ronald W. (1992) “Somatic Symptoms, Psychoanalytic Treatment, Emotional Growth” in Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women, Elaine V. Siegel, ed., pp44-62.

Gibson, S.N. (2017) “Thinking Psychoanalytically about Addictions.” Unpublished.


March 3, 2023
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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Seattle, WA 98112
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