Classes

Dreaming and Feeling Trapped

Donald Meltzer was one of the leading figures in the development of British Object Relations. He made a number of enormously helpful contributions to our understanding of the psychoanalytic process. This class will particularly explore his ideas about the family structure of the mind, the centrality of dreaming in building a mind, and the way the mind can get lost in claustrophobic states. We will read selections from his books "Sexual States of Mind," "Dream Life," and "The Claustrom." This class is co-sponsored by the Center for Object Relations.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Roots & Branches Foundational Courses

Recent Psychoanalytic Thought: The Contemporary Americans (Session III)

Key Figures: Harry Stack Sullivan, Edgar Levenson, Emmanuel Ghent, Stephen Mitchell, Jay Greenberg, Philip Bromberg, Jessica Benjamin, Adrienne Harris

Key Concepts: Selective Inattention / Red Thread of Anxiety / Self and Other in Relation / Enactment, Subjectivity, Inter-subjectivity, and Self-Disclosure of the Analyst / Multiple Self-States

Instructors: Bev Osband, Ph.D. & Kathy Weissbourd, Ph.D.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Roots & Branches Foundational Courses

Recent Psychoanalytic Thought: The Contemporary Americans (Session II)

Key Figure: Heinz Kohut

Key Concepts: Importance of Shame and Self Esteem / Ambitions and Ideals / Self and Self Objects / Grandiose Self / Mirroring and the Mirror Transference / Idealized Parent and Idealizing Transference / Vertical and Horizontal Splits / Primary and Secondary Ambition

Instructor: Robert Bergman, MD, Training and Consulting Analyst in SPSI

Food for Thought: An Exploration of Weight and Shame

Shame about excess weight can immobilize people in many areas of their lives. As therapists, we are often invited into our client’s weight struggle either explicitly or implicitly. Here we will address the struggle that therapists and clients have around weight issues, with an emphasis on shame’s critical role. When we aren’t able to recognize and manage our own shame and judgment about excess weight, we can be drawn into the content of what is being said rather than attending to the shame that the client is experiencing.

Balint Group with Flexible Attendance

Balint group work is a kind of empathy practice which helps spell out transference and countertransference dynamics gently and non-intrusively, with nuanced access to affect. After an extemporaneous presentation of a case, group members describe what arises intuitively and imaginatively, while focusing on the experiences of both members in the therapeutic relationship. We explicitly don’t offer advice regarding technical management of the treatment process.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Roots & Branches Foundational Courses

Recent Psychoanalytic Thought: The Contemporary Americans (Session I)

Key Figure: Heinz Kohut

Key Concepts: Importance of Shame and Self Esteem / Ambitions and Ideals / Self and Self Objects / Grandiose Self / Mirroring and the Mirror Transference / Idealized Parent and Idealizing Transference / Vertical and Horizontal Splits / Primary and Secondary Ambition

Instructor: Robert Bergman, MD, Training and Consulting Analyst in SPSI

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