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Working with Internal Object Abandonment Franco Scabbiolo

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Working with Internal Object Abandonment Franco Scabbiolo

Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00am to 11:30am
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In this new webinar series, Franco Scabbiolo aims to deepen understanding of the consequences of working with patients with “internal object abandonment.” Donald Meltzer opened a door at the end of his life as he came to emphasize the fundamental role in people’s lives of the “aesthetic” and the “limits of creativity” in the psychoanalytic process.

Over a series of nine webinars, Scabbiolo is going to try to tackle the problem of the “creative conflict” as the essence of the psychoanalytic process with patients very difficult to reach, and therefore to create the possibility of overcoming the feeling of being trapped in their daily lives.

The conventional analyst fails to grasp the abyss in their patients, as well as in their own personalities. Likewise, conventional psychoanalytic and psychoanalytic theory also fails to grasp this abyss. Therefore, treatment with these types of patients, however useful at the beginning, tends only to scratch the surface of the problem, leading to disappointment for both patient and analyst. Scabbiolo suggests that the process, to grasp the unreachable, will require a more intense response and a deepening of the countertransference from the analyst. How to do that without intruding or remaining distant, is an art, requiring creative imaginative interventions.

Webinar dates are the following Saturdays:

September 30, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 13, Feb 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2 from 10 am-11:30 am 

The webinar series is recorded and those in the course can review the recordings at their convenience. There is no central meeting place for this event. CEUs given only for webinars attended or after watching the recording

Cost Members $400

Non-Members $500

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Collin McFaddin
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