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The Origins of Psychoanalysis and Foundational Theory

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Wyman Classroom

2-Year Certificate Program (2YCP)
2022-23, 1st Term — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
James Basinski, MD
April Crofut, MD
Karen Weisbard, PsyD

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November 7, 2022

Presenters: James Basinski, MD, Karen Weisbard, PsyD

[40 pages]

In the final class, we hope to show how recent analysts have responded to the ever expanding theories and scope of psychoanalysis post-Freud, starting with a classic paper by Fred Pine.  Pine finds a definite place for drive, ego amidst use of self and  object relations in his psychoanalysis, but you may wonder if he accounts enough for ‘two-personal’ relational ideas becoming increasingly prominent since his paper was published in 1988.   Lucy LaFarge demonstrates how an analyst/therapist holds theory (or theories) in mind while doing clinical work with patients.  To highlight an important statement:  “It is a truism of psychoanalysis that theory should never be in the foreground of the analyst’s mind in the clinical moment, but that at the same time an analyst cannot listen analytically without theory in the background of her thinking.”

Seminar Objectives:

  • Outline the broad theoretical directions that psychoanalysis took after Freud
  • Appreciate efforts of analysts’ to integrate disparate psychoanalytic ideas into their own general theory and clinical practice

Pine, F. (1988). The Four Psychologies of Psychoanalysis and their place in Clinical Work, JAPA, 36:571-596.

LaFarge, L. (2017). From “Either/Or” to “And”: The Analyst’s Use of Multiple Models in Clinical Work. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 65(5):829-844.


November 7
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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