What Happens in Psychoanalysis: A Preliminary Review of Basic Psychoanalytic Theories and Practice
Thursdays: February 10 & 24; March 10
Drawing on participants’ experiences and interests, we will work to articulate how psychoanalytic perspectives transform clinical work. Topics to be considered include the dynamic unconscious, transference/countertransference, and the development of intra and inter-psychic reality. We hope to demonstrate how some principals of psychoanalytic technique (free association, use of the frame, neutrality/asymmetry) make use of and expand Freud’s original theories.
This seminar is offered for therapists new to psychoanalytic concepts and for those who want to deepen their understanding of how basic analytic theories are actualized in clinical work.
Johanna Boyce and Matthew von Unwerth