Reading the Clinical Diary and Other Works: Ferenczi’s Contributions to Clinical Technique and Their Applications to Contemporary Therapeutic Work with Anthony Bass, Ph.D.
Reading the Clinical Diary and Other Works
Ferenczi’s Contributions to Clinical Technique and Their Applications to Contemporary Therapeutic Work
A seminar with Anthony Bass, Ph.D.
Fridays 9/22, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/26, 3/1, 4/5, 5/10, 6/14, & 7/12
2:00 to 3:40 PM Eastern Time
Online via Zoom
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
General Admission for all ten sessions: $700
New School alumni & current NYU Postdoc students: $500
Current New School students: Free (limited number of seats available; email NSSRFerencziCenter@gmail.com with your student N# to reserve a spot)
CE Credits (16.5 hours) available for
New York Psychologists, Social Workers, and MHCs
APA CE credits also available for Psychologists
Participants must attend all ten meetings of the seminar in their entirety to receive CE credits
For students and practitioners of all levels
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In this seminar, we will consider Sandor Ferenczi’s groundbreaking work on the role of countertransference in psychotherapy and its uses in the therapeutic situation. We will read Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary and other of his late work including “The Confusion of Tongues between the Adults and the Child: the Language of Tenderness and of Passion and Tenderness,” “Child Analysis in the Analysis of Adults,” and “The Elasticity of Psychoanalytic Technique.” We will also discuss theoreticians who extended Ferenczi’s thinking (e.g. Balint) and contemporary writers (Bromberg, Bass, Frankel) who consider the application of Ferenczi’s ideas in clinical practice to the development of a clinical theory of technique. We will consider clinical theory and its applications in the context of challenging clinical moments that seminar members and the seminar leader will present. We will consider Ferenczi’s many contributions to the development of a clinical theory of technique, in the light of challenging moments that seminar members and the seminar leader will present.
We will take up the therapist’s conscious and unconscious uses of her or himself in light of our understandings and experience of countertransference, unconscious communication between therapist and patient, enactment, and a variety of other clinical therapeutic phenomena as they emerge in our discussions.
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At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe why Ferenczi’s foundational paper “The Confusion of Tongues” is regarded as the first “relational paper” in psychoanalysis, anticipating the “relational turn” by some fifty years.
2. Identify and describe Ferenczi’s contribution to the uses of countertransference in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
3. Describe and identify Ferenczi’s early contribution to trauma work and its influence on contemporary approaches to traumatology.
4. Explain Ferenczi’s early experiments with mutuality as a fundamental dimension of psychoanalytic work and its foundational contribution to the development of contemporary relational work.
5. Describe and identify Ferenczi’s influence on British Independent School psychoanalysis and Kleinian psychoanalysis.
6. Identify the influence of Ferenczi’s experiments in elasticity of technique on intersubjective and relational psychoanalytic perspectives on the frame.
7. Describe and compare differences between Freud and Ferenczi in their understanding of the role of the analyst’s unconscious in regard to psychoanalytic technique.
8. Explain the role and uses of regression in psychoanalysis.
9. Identify and list the ways in which Ferenczi’s late work has exercised a central role in the development of relational and intersubjective theory and technique of psychoanalysis.
10. Identify Ferenczi’s influence on contemporary views of dissociation and multiplicity.
11. Describe how Ferenczi’s work contributed to an understanding of the therapeutic relationship from a relational point of view.
12. Describe the impact of Ferenczi’s work on our understanding of unconscious communication and its relevance to psychoanalytic technique.
13. Describe how Ferenczi’s work contributed to our understanding of the role of self-disclosure in psychoanalytic technique.
|Anthony Bass, Ph.D. is an associate professor and a supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is on the teaching faculty and a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. In addition, he is on the faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Training Program. He was a founder and is president of the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, and a founding director of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He was a founding editor and is an editor in chief emeritus of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: the International Journal of Relational Perspectives. He leads study groups and conducts clinical workshops around the US and Europe on the therapeutic relationship, and Ferenczi studies. He is on the board of the Ferenczi Center of New York.
Participants who wish to receive CE credits must attend the event in its entirety; attendance will be recorded to track each participant’s entry and exit time.
Participants with physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to contact the CE committee members at least 2 weeks in advance of the event to plan for appropriate accommodations. Please contact us via phone or email:
Nichelle Horlacher (Department Secretary) T 212.229.5727 x3223
SteeleM@newschool.edu (Miriam Steele, Ph.D.)
LittL@newschool.edu (Lisa Litt, Ph.D.)
NSSRFerencziCenter@gmail.com (CJ Healy, Student Coordinator for the Sándor Ferenczi Center)
Participants may also contact CE committee members with any concerns. You may also share concerns when you receive your evaluation form after the event.
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