We are thrilled to have these two leaders in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice join us for a fascinating clinical demonstration and discussion of psychoanalysis today.
Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, will discuss his thoughts about Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic Theory and Practice. Dr. Bolognini is with the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.
Dr. Abbot Bronstein will talk about the influence of the Contemporary British Kleinians on clinical practice, looking closely at the moment to moment unfolding of the process. Dr. Bronstein is with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Both will respond to a clinical case, each from their own perspective. There will be time throughout the day for lively discussion among all participants.
Stefano Bolognini, MD, Honorary Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, is a Psychiatrist, Training, Supervising & Teaching Analyst and former President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. Dr Bolognini became IPA Board Representative for Europe and then President of the International Psychoanalytic Association from 2013 to 2017. During the 4 years, he regularly visited the psychoanalytic societies in the 3 regions, connecting them with the IPA community. Dr Bolognini has published 210 papers and is the Author of several books including “Secret Passages – Theory and Technique of the Interpsychic Relationship” plus a collection of tales “Like Wind Like Wave”. “Psychoanalytic Empathy” has been published in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian – Portuguese. He is the founder of the “IPA Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis” and of the new IPA Regions e – Journal “Psychoanalysis Today”. Dr Bolognini lives and practices in Bologna, Italy.
Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD is a Psychoanalyst, Faculty and Member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr Bronstein is a Training, Supervising Analyst in the IPA. He was recently honored as The Distinguished Analyst at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Editor of the Analyst at Work section of the IJP. Dr Bronstein introduced the European Working Party Groups to North America and is Chair of the North America Comparative Clinical Methods working party group. He has published numerous papers including, most recently “Mrs. Klein, The Contemporary Kleinians and the Drives: Drive Theory and Clinical Work”, “It Takes Two: What Makes a Psychoanalytic Treatment a Psychoanalysis”.
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the concept of unconscious fantasy as it emerges in the transference;
- Explain a variety of meanings of the concept of “Here and Now” as applied to clinical case material;
- State an example of a “Here and Now” interpretation from a Contemporary Kleinian point of view
- Explain the differences between the concepts of “intersubjective”, “interpersonal” and interpsychic”;
- Describe the therapeutic utilization of the symbolic equivalence between bodily and psychic functions in treatments;
- Describe the distinction between “interpsychic” and “transpsychic”, both conceptually and as applied to clinical case material
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 $200
Non-CFS Members $240
Candidates and Students with Valid ID $100
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at ConnieS3@aol.com or 732-446-4867.