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Washington Square Institute 42nd Annual Conference

Start Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
End Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Location: New York, NY 10023
Description: Sunday, April 15, 2018 ■ 10:00 am- 3:45 pm
Registration at 9:30am
4.5 CE hours for psychoanalysts, social workers, and psychologists

Relational and Freudian Psychoanalysis:
Convergence and Divergence

Presenters: Jeremy D. Safran, PhD and Gary Ahlskog, PhD


Morning Session 10am - Noon

Welcoming Remarks: Dir. of Training, Marilyn Tauber, MA, LP, NCPsyA

Relational Psychoanalysis:
Conceptual Dimensions and Technical Implications
Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D.

Relational psychoanalysis began to emerge in the mid 1980's, in part as a synthesis of interpersonal, object relations and self-psychology traditions, and in part as a critique of what had become the orthodoxy of the American ego psychology (the dominant form of psychoanalysis in North America at the time). Since that time, relational psychoanalysis has continued to evolve in conversation with other psychoanalytic approaches, feminist and postmodern thinking, and a variety of other disciplines. Although relational psychoanalysis does not consist of one unified theory, in this presentation I will summarize some of the key principles and assumptions shared by most relational psychoanalytic theorists.

Afternoon Session 1:15 pm- 3:45 pm

Reclaiming Freud's Foundational Contributions
Gary Ahlskog, Ph.D.

Freud's thinking runs contrary to ordinary logic and tends to be misremembered by friends and critics alike. The Relational school is making valuable contributions to the understanding and treatment of patients, yet no one gains by losing sight of Freud's most valuable insights. Four insights will be revisited as potentially congruent or dissonant with Relational thinking: the meaning of drive; Freud's understanding of treatment technique; and the dynamics of transference and countertransference. From a Freudian perspective, the distinction between remembering and repeating remains key.
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