Classic Papers Seminar
For each of four seminars, our seminar faculty will choose a classic paper for its clinical relevance, its theoretical staying power and its ability to bring new meaning to each reading.
Psychoanalysis, like all disciplines, stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. Paradigm shifts are captured by certain papers, and we often do not realize their importance until some years have passed.
These papers, following on Freud’s work, have moved the field, step by step, and occasionally leap by leap, into the new territory that we now occupy as contemporary psychoanalysts. They provide the bridge from the foundational papers of Freud to the contemporary papers of the past twenty years. In order to understand the contemporary psychoanalytic oeuvre, it is necessary to study both Freud’s foundational work and the classical papers that both moved his ideas forward and further elaborated his thinking.
October 14: Sharon Dennett
October 28: Mika Barker-Hart and Sandra Howell
November 11: Betsy Sprague
December 9: Emma Burrous