ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC SELF PSYCHOLOGY

presents

Frank M. Lachmann, PhD

Donnel Stern, PhD

CONTEMPORARY SELF PSYCHOLOGY
AND RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:
HOW DOES ANALYSIS CURE?

Saturday, April 19, 2003
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration 8:30 AM

Mt. Sinai Hospital Complex
Goldwurm Auditorium
East Building, 1st Floor
1425 Madison Ave. (98th-99th Sts.)
New York City

APSP 2002-2003 Presentations


CONTEMPORARY SELF PSYCHOLOGY
AND RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:
HOW DOES ANALYSIS CURE?

In the final program of this series self psychologist Frank M. Lachmann, PhD, and Donnel B. Stern, PhD, an interpersonal and relational analyst, will present their thinking on the curative factors in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. What happens in the clinical encounter to alter the patient’s sense of personal being, mode of interaction, and experience of being in the world? Each presenter will begin by presenting a brief overview of his understanding of therapeutic action. Following their presentations, Shelley Doctors, PhD will explore with them their views on some basic issues in contemporary psychoanalytic theory.

Some of the points that may be addressed are:

  1. The use of the analyst’s subjectivity, once considered irrelevant to the clinical process but increasingly introduced in different ways into the patient-analyst interaction.
  2. The role of empathy.
  3. The role of authenticity: How and when does the analyst “get real?”
  4. The understanding of idealization.
  5. The impact of the patient-therapist relationship.
  6. The role of developmental thinking.
  7. And finally, the balance between offering a new experience and the analysis of repetitively patterned experience.

Audience participation will be central to our attempt to clarify the differences and similarities between the theoretical and clinical perspectives of relational psychoanalysis and contemporary self psychology.

  

Frank M. Lachmann, PhD, is a member of the Founding Faculty of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity; Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Training and Supervising Analyst, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. He is author or co-author of more than 80 publications. His most recent works include Transforming Aggression: Psychotherapy with the Difficult-to-Treat Patient (Aronson, 2001); with Beatrice Beebe he is co-author of Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (Analytic Press, 2002) and with Joseph Lichtenberg and James Fosshage he is co-author of three books, including A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis (Analytic Press, 2002).

Donnel B. Stern, PhD, is Editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis; a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute; and on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is Co-Editor of The Handbook of Interpersonal Analysis (Analytic Press, 1995) and Pioneers of Interpersonal Analysis (Analytic Press, 1995). He is the author of Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis (Analytic Press, 1997). His work on unformulated experience is a relational, dissociation-based conception of the unconscious. His primary focus today is on developing a theory that can accommodate both dissociation and the multiple self, such important parts of current relational thinking, and repression and the unitary self.

 

PROGRAM

8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
9:00 am Introduction: Shelley Doctors, PhD
9:15 am Frank M. Lachmann, PhD
9:45 am Donnel Stern, PhD
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Shelley Doctors, PhD
Questions to Presenters
12:00 pm General Discussion and Questions from Audience

 


REGISTRATION

Before April 12, 2003:
APSP Members $ 45
Non-Members $ 55
Candidates and Students* $ 35

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

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APSP 2002-2003 Presentations