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Challenges of Subjectivity in Facing the Other - Melanie Suchet, PhD

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Challenges of Subjectivity in Facing the Other - Melanie Suchet, PhD

Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm
Seattle Pacific University
3310 6th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
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Relational theory has had an enormous impact on all analytic theories by challenging and expanding on how the analyst's subjectivity influences the transference/countertransference dynamic.  Most interesting is how the analysts comes to use their subjectivity, specifically their thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, reverie and unconscious processes.  Furthermore, the subject positions the analyst holds, namely their race, class, gender and sexuality, often play a crucial role in the unfolding of enactments around the negotiation of power and difference.  In this workshop covering dissociation, trauma, and multiple self states, we will use clinical vignettes to explore how enactments and impasses arise when dealing with patients who are experienced as 'other'.  We will explore how to find our way, using intersubjective theory, to resolve these crunches and knots.  The audience will be encouraged to participate and co-create the unfolding experience.  

Click here to read a paper by Dr. Suchet on race and subjectivity.  

Melanie Suchet, Ph.D. is adjunct clinical assistant professor of psychology at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is faculty at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies where she has taught race, class, intersectionality and clinical technique. She is also on faculty at the NYU PostDoctoral program. She is associate editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues and contributing editor at Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She also co-edited the third volume of the relational tradition series: New Voices with Adrienne Harris and Lew Aron. She is in private practice in New York City where she works with adolescents, adults and couples.

Saturday's schedule:

9 - 10:30 lecture

10:30 - 10:45 - break

10:45 - 12:15 - lecture

12:15 - 1:15 - lunch

1:15 - 3 pm - case presentation by Danny Gellersen, LICSW followed by Q&A

Please click here for a copy of SPU camplus map.  Free parking is located in the lot numbered #45 on the map.  The event is located in Gwinn Commons numbered #10 on the map.  There will be signs directing you to the location from the parking lot.  

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