Dr. David Taylor, an experienced psychoanalyst and teacher in the contemporary Kleinian tradition, will discuss a case presented by Ms. Debra Zatz from the Contemporary Freudian Society. Dr. Taylor will emphasize the discernment of the point of emotional contact with the patient, and the complex nature of developing one’s receptivity as an analyst to the quality of the patient’s anxiety. There will be ample discussion with the group, limited to thirty members.
David Taylor is a Training & Supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS). His main job is that of a practicing psychoanalyst. He holds a Visiting Professorship at University College, London, Psychoanalysis Unit and is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust of which he was formerly medical director as well as clinical director of the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS). He wrote the manual for the psychoanalytic psychotherapy tested. A trustee of the Melanie Klein Trust, other roles include chairing the IPA's Clinical Research Committee and Member of the Board & Council of the BPAS. He supervises in Heidelberg and Vienna and has lectured widely. Recent papers include the later work of Bion and the relationship between clinical and empirical forms of inquiry, as well as ongoing studies of depression. Current work includes the relationship between real and ideal objects and the basis of anxiety hysteria.
At the end of this program, Participants will be able to:
1) Describe the centrality of the concept of receptive functioning in the analyst to clinical work.
2) Describe the meaning of following one’s patient in the hour from a Kleinian perspective.
3) Explain the importance of the psychoanalytic recommendation to develop a complex awareness of a point of contact with patients;
4) Explain how to address the points of maximal anxiety in clinical work with their patients.
Who should attend
The instructional level for this activity is advanced. Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.
CFS Members $130
Non-CFS Members $130
Candidates and Students with Valid ID $90
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at ConnieS3@aol.com or 732-446-4867.