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The Creative Impulse and the Retreat into the Prision of the Mind Franco Scabbiolo

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The Creative Impulse and the Retreat into the Prision of the Mind Franco Scabbiolo

Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Center for Object Relations
2800 First Ave, Suite 117
Seattle, WA 98121
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Scabbiolo’s Creative Psychoanalytic Process suggests that at the heart of transmutation in psychoanalysis is a creative impulse, an innate impulse that, when fostered and allowed to thrive, changes both patient and analyst. This impulse allows for both individuals, and their internal objects, to develop freedom to create. Scabbiolo suggests that this impulse is present in the psychoanalytic process from the very beginning and can be found in dreams, transference and countertransference, artwork, and children’s play. However, when this impulse encounters trauma, there occurs negativity and a compulsion to repeat, leaving the patient and analyst stuck as they hide in fear of creating and experiencing new emotions.

Friday's presentation will cover:

  • The “bodymind” together
  • The architecture of the prison of the mind
  • Consequences for the transference/countertransference processes
  • La frantumaglia: Elena Ferrante’s work

Fee:  Member:  $30,  Non-Member $40

This event is limited to 25 participants.

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Kathleen Heppell
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