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Confessions of a Recovering Ego Psychologist - Jonathan Kolb, MD

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Confessions of a Recovering Ego Psychologist - Jonathan Kolb, MD

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
4020 E Madison St. #230
Seattle, WA 98112
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During the course of the last 40 years, mainstream North American psychoanalysis, and particularly BPSI, have gone from being a place of one dominant theory, to being a place of multiple theories.  It seems the task of anyone learning analysis, at whatever stage, to choose a theory, to be able to self-identify with a theoretical tradition, and to relate that theory to one’s practice.  In this talk, I review my roughly 40 years of trying to do something with the theories I have encountered.  In a sense, then, I am dealing with my transference to theory, and the ways I compare the insights of theory to the experiences of doing clinical work.  I give a kind of autobiography of my struggles, failures, and successes in relating to theory, and what that has to do with the work of being a therapist and analyst.

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Jonathan Kolb, MD (Presenter) Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Faculty, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program; Recipient, Philip Isenberg Awared for Teaching, McLean Hospital.

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