How do we get to the heart of the matter in psychotherapy? How do we avoid falling for one trap/distraction after another? How can a therapist develop the art of “presiding” (Meltzer) over a creative process grounded in the transference? How can a therapist help to illuminate the feelings emerging within the patient’s dreamlife? Franco Scabbiolo joins Seth Aichele in discussing case material from a twice-weekly, two-and-a-half-year process, guided by the essentially emotional, aesthetic, and creative psychoanalytic compass. They traverse the claustrophobic, partial worlds of adaptation, confusion, delusion, & abandonment in search of the fountainhead of life: what Franco calls “the feelings of the feelings.
Seth Aichele, LMHCA, is a psychotherapist working in private practice in Fremont, and at Pacific Mental Health in Lynnwood. In addition to his practice, Seth works with The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology as Assistant Internship Director for Washington State. He is a graduate of The Seattle School, and has been involved in ongoing training and volunteering with COR, as well as psychoanalytically-oriented supervision with Rikki Ricard, FIPA. He is also a songwriter and mythmaker, and has been intensively exploring the aesthetic, emotional, and creative dimensions of the psychoanalytic process with Franco Scabbiolo.
Franco Scabbiolo is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working in private practice in the UK. He is a coordinator and supervisor of groups of psychotherapists, teachers, music, dance, art and speech therapists working with autistic and psychotic children. Franco currently teaches throughout Italy, United States, and the UK on the aesthetic psychoanalytic process. He is one of the Directors of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College and member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He did his training in South America and London. His important psychoanalytic education came from the Oxford psychoanalyst Donald Meltzer from 1989 to 2004.
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