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Dreaming Donald Meltzer (Class 3)

Donald Meltzer was one of the most creative contributors to the object relations tradition, and there is much to be gained from reading and rereading his books.  This class will focus on selections from two of his works: Dream-life, and The Claustrum.  In Dream-life Meltzer entirely revises Freud's understanding of dreams, describing dreams as emerging out of the most creative and advanced parts of the mind.  In The Claustrum, he describes how this creative capacity of mental life can be severely undermined and damaged in retreats from mental pain.  In th

Dreaming Donald Meltzer (Class 2)

Donald Meltzer was one of the most creative contributors to the object relations tradition, and there is much to be gained from reading and rereading his books.  This class will focus on selections from two of his works: Dream-life, and The Claustrum.  In Dream-life Meltzer entirely revises Freud's understanding of dreams, describing dreams as emerging out of the most creative and advanced parts of the mind.  In The Claustrum, he describes how this creative capacity of mental life can be severely undermined and damaged in retreats from mental pain.  In th

Dreaming Donald Meltzer (Class 1)

Donald Meltzer was one of the most creative contributors to the object relations tradition, and there is much to be gained from reading and rereading his books.  This class will focus on selections from two of his works: Dream-life, and The Claustrum.  In Dream-life Meltzer entirely revises Freud's understanding of dreams, describing dreams as emerging out of the most creative and advanced parts of the mind.  In The Claustrum, he describes how this creative capacity of mental life can be severely undermined and damaged in retreats from mental pain.  In th

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