Sigmund Freud, Part I
Key Concepts: Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts / Psychoanalytic Principles in Historical Context / Psychoanalytic Views of Development / Playing with Dreams / The Analytic Dialogue
Sigmund Freud is the founder of psychoanalysis, which forms the bedrock of all the depth psychologies. In this survey seminar, participants will be introduced to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic concepts toward the formation of a basic analytic attitude. This will include discussion of the interpretation of dreams, psychosexual development, the structure of the psyche and the concepts of the conscious, unconscious, defense, resistance, transference, countertransference, and the repetition compulsion. The dissenting positions of theorists such as Adler, Jung, and Rank will be presented along the way. The basic principles of psychoanalytic technique will be addressed along with the importance of thinking in metaphor and psychoanalytic listening.
Daniel S. Benveniste, PhD is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Bellevue, Washington. He is also a Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Wuhan Mental Health Center, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, Peoples Republic of China. In addition to his practice and teaching, he writes professional articles and books, and has taught graduate students of clinical psychology for many years. He is the author of The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis (2015) and is the editor of Anna Freud in the Hampstead Clinic: Letters to Humberto Nágera (2015). Originally from California, he did his training and began his practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lived and worked in Caracas, Venezuela from 1999 to 2010 and then relocated to the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Adriana Prengler, LMHC, FIPA. In 2016, he was named Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
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