ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC SELF PSYCHOLOGY

presents

A DAY WITH IRWIN Z. HOFFMAN, PhD

THERAPISTS AND PATIENTS AS AGENTS:
Will, Imagination and the Co-Construction of Reality
in the Psychoanalytic Process

Saturday, March 11, 2000
9:15 AM to 4:00 PM
Registration 8:45 AM

310 East 67th Street
between 1st and 2nd Avenues
(New York Blood Center)
New York City

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A DAY WITH IRWIN Z. HOFFMAN, PhD

Dr. Irwin Z. Hoffman, author of the acclaimed new book "Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process," will present his dialectical-constructivist viewpoint at this one-day conference. Dr. Hoffman creates a space in which both therapist and patient are encouraged to think of themselves and each other as responsible, creative agents in co-constructing the reality of the patient's life inside and outside of the analytic relationship, shedding the vestiges of psychic determinism.

His elegant depiction of the analyst's role as an amalgam of technical expertise, "ironic" moral influence, and a special quality of love and affirmation, are offered up against a backdrop of human fallibility.

Dr. Hoffman will begin discussing the basic principles of dialectical constructivism and will then offer his powerful paper, "At Death's Door: Therapists and Patients as Agents." In Dr. Hoffman's dialectical thinking apparent opposites such as ritual and spontaneity, meaning and mortality, construction and discovery, are seen as complementary and interdependent.

In the afternoon Dr. Hoffman will present clinical vignettes and process notes to show dialectical theory at work. The audience will be invited to present clinical material to facilitate the discussion. This "Day with Irwin Hoffman" will illuminate the thinking of one of the most influential psychoanalytic thinkers of our time.

Irwin Z. Hoffman, PhD, is a faculty member and supervising analyst at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. He is Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, is on the editorial boards of "The International Journal of Psychoanalysis" and of "Psychoanalytic Dialogues" and is an editorial reader for "The Psychoanalytic Quarterly". In his recently published book "Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process: A Dialectical-Constructivist View" (The Analytic Press, 1998) Dr. Hoffman has collected and revised many of his previously published articles and added several new essays that emphasize the implications of mortality and other aspects of the human condition as they bear upon the psychoanalytic situation. Dr. Hoffman is in private practice in Chicago.


REGISTRATION

Before March 4, 2000:
APSP Members $ 60
Non-Members $ 70
Candidates and Students* $ 35

AT THE DOOR:
APSP Members $ 70
Non-Members $ 80
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.


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