ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC SELF PSYCHOLOGY

presents

Sue Grand, PhD

Donna M. Orange, PhD, PsyD

CONTEMPORARY SELF PSYCHOLOGY and
RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:
TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION

Saturday, January 18, 2003
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration 8:30 AM

C.G. Jungian Foundation
28 East 39th Street
New York City

APSP 2002-2003 Presentations


CONTEMPORARY SELF PSYCHOLOGY
AND RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:
TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION

Understanding trauma has become a central preoccupation today, both a practical and theoretical challenge. This program will present two views of trauma and the dissociation that ensues. Sue Grand, PhD, will discuss the treatment of sexual trauma from a relational perspective. In her view childhood sexual trauma speaks through a dual narration. There is a sexed and gendered voice, and there is a “thing self” which is nonlinguistic, unsexed and ungendered. Through intensive study of a hallucinatory transference – counter - transference process she will elucidate the “thing self” of sexual trauma in the treatment of an incest survivor.

Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD, will discuss trauma from an intersubjective systems point of view. As she sees it, traumatic experience, as it shatters the personal world, usually leads to a loss of complexity. In treatment this loss is seen in both patient and clinician. It appears in dissociations, reductionisms, dualisms (either-or thinking), diagnostic categories and labels. The fragmented and now profoundly untrustworthy experiential world of the patient meets the experiential world of the clinician, who presumably has also suffered traumatically based losses of complexity. Where can we then find hope for healing, integration, and restored complexity? Clinical examples will come from the experiential worlds left by parental suicide, whether threatened, attempted, or carried out.

  

Sue Grand, PhD, is Faculty and Supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Faculty and Supervisor at Manhattan Institute; and Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is author of Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective (Analytic Press, 2000) and has published numerous articles on trauma. She is in private practice in New York City and Teaneck, New Jersey.

Donna M. Orange, PhD, PsyD, is Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity: Faculty and Training and Supervising Analyst, Istituto di Specializzizione in Psicologia psicoanalitica del se e psicoanalisi relazionale, Roma. She is author of Emotional Understanding: Studies in Psychoanalytic Epistemology (Guilford, 1995) and co-author (with George Atwood and Robert Stolorow) of Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Considerations (Basic Books, 2002) and Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice (The Analytic Press, 1997). She is in private practice in New York City and Highland Park, New Jersey.

 

PROGRAM

8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
9:00 am Introduction: Jennifer Leighton, CSW
9:15 am Sue Grand, PhD
“Unsexed and Ungendered: the Violated Self”
10:15 am Discussion
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD
“Trauma, Dissociation and the Loss of Complexity”
12:00 pm Discussion
12:30 pm General Discussion

 


REGISTRATION

Before January 11, 2003:
APSP Members $ 45
Non-Members $ 55
Candidates and Students* $ 35

AT THE DOOR:
APSP Members $ 55
Non-Members $ 65
Candidates and Students* $ 45

Make checks payable to APSP and mail with your name and address to:

APSP
215 East 79th Street, #13C
New York, NY 10021
(Tel: 212-288-8592)

* To be eligible for these fees you must present a letter from your analytic institute (candidate) or student ID.

For more information about the conference or about joining APSP, call Jean Owen at 212-288-8592.


APSP 2002-2003 Presentations