Relational Psychoanalysis

Integrated Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
2020-21, 4th Block — Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm
Karen Weisbard, PsyD
Michael R. Allison, MA LMHC


Introduction

Our principal text will be the book: Barsness, Roy (Ed.). (2018) Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. NY: Routledge. This book is organized with individual chapters written by many of the key figures in contemporary relational psychoanalysis. You can purchase this book through Routledge, Relational Perspective Book Series or Amazon.

There is never enough time to cover all that excites us and requires our attention in these challenging times. The podcast, the chapter on culture, and the final article by Francisco Gonzales will hopefully offer a taste of how others are thinking about the complexity of our external and internal worlds.

Karen Weisbard is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice working with adults, leading consult groups for therapists interested in deepening their understanding and clinical practice in relational psychoanalysis and writing and presenting on intersubjectivity. She is on the faculty at SPSI.

Michael Allison is a psychotherapist in private practice with adolescents and adults. He is a graduate of SPSI’s adult and child psychotherapy programs and has a background in film studies and music production.

April 5, 2021

Prior to class listen to an episode of your choice from the podcasts:

  • Between Us: A Psychotherapy Podcast by a local therapist, John Totten
  • Couched, a podcast by Billie Pivnick, or
  • New Books in Psychoanalysis.

These podcasts will give you a flavor of what relational psychoanalysts are thinking and speaking about.

Introductions: A little bit about yourself (this might be repetition, but Michael and I will want to know more about you); What do you most hope to learn about in this class? What are the general and/or specific issues you find yourself struggling with in the current climate of the world and clinical practice? What podcast episode did you listen to, what did you think and feel about it?

This class will be recorded for Michael only as he will not be able to attend the first class. Please let me know if you have any objections. It will be deleted once Michael listens to it.

April 12, 2021

Barsness, R.E. (2018) “Core Competencies in Relational Psychoanalysis: A Qualitative Study” Ch1 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

Harris, A. (2018) “The Relational Tradition: Core Competencies” Ch3 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

April 19, 2021

Tublin, S. (2018) “Therapeutic Intent” Ch4 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

McWilliams, N. (2018) “Therapeutic Stance/Attitude” Ch5 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

April 26, 2021

Pizer, S. (2018) “Deep Listening/Affective Attunement” Ch6 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

Aron, L. (2018) “Relational Dynamic” Ch7 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

May 3, 2021

Knoblach, S. (2018) “Patterning and Linking” Ch8 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

Maroda, K.J. (2018) “Repetition and Working Through” Ch9 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

May 10, 2021

Barnsess, R.E. and Strawn, B. (2018) “Courageous Speech/Disciplined Spontaneity” Ch10 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

Shaw, D. (2018) “Love” Ch11 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

May 17, 2021

Tummala-Narra, P. (2018) “Considering Culture” Ch15 in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis; A Guide to Practice, Study and Research. Barsness, Roy (Ed.) NY: Routledge.

May 24, 2021

Gonzales, F. (2020). Trump Cards and Klein Bottles: On the Collective of the Individual. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30, 383-398.