Modern Kleinian Clinical Case Seminars
Three-Session Program (6 Contact Hours)
Presenters: Phee Rosnick, PhD and Ann Rudovsky, LCSW
Date: Fridays, April 14, May 12, and June 2, 2017
These clinical seminars will focus on the contribution the Modern Kleinians have made to working with patients with more severe pathology. Typically, they struggle with either absent or persecutory internalized objects, cruel superegos, feelings of fragmentation, and a failure of self-object differentiation. Primitive defenses including projective identification, splitting, denial, manic triumph, as well as omnipotent solutions and devaluation are used in an attempt to avoid overwhelming feelings of anxiety, despair, and/or narcissistic humiliation. These patients are prone to develop intense and primitive transferences which in turn provoke disturbing counter- transference responses, since the analyst is made to carry what the patient experiences as terrifying.
In this seminar series, we will have three participants present their case and the group will work on coming to an understanding of the unconscious communications that the analyst is being asked to contain. Willingness to present is understood as a prerequisite to attend.
Several of the articles we will read as supplement to the clinical material we will hear are as follows:
– Steiner, J. (1987). The Interplay Between Pathological Organizations and the Paranoid-Schizoid and Depressive Positions. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 68:69-80.
– Steiner, J. (1994). Patient-Centered and Analyst-Centered Interpretations: Some Implications of Containment and Countertransference. Psychoanal. Inq., 14:406-422
– Felman, M. (1993). The Dynamics or Reassurance. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 74:275-285
– Roth, P. (1994). Being True to a False Object: A View of Identification. Psychoanal. Inq., 14:393-405.
Phillida Rosnick, PhD is a Training and supervising analyst at CFS. She is a member of APsaA, IPA and a Guest Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is on the faculty of the PTI-CFS.
Ann Rudovsky, LCSW is a Training and Supervising analyst at CFS. She is a member of APsaA, and the IPA. She is on the Faculty of the PTI-CFS.
At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
1. Identify persecutory and idealized internal objects as present in clinical material and relate these internalized objects to the patient’s history.
2. Identify the analyst’s counter-transference to the unconscious fantasies and archaic object relations as they are in evidence in the clinical material. We will work to translate the countertransference experience into a here-and-now interpretation.
3. Formulate a patient-centered interpretation and an analyst centered interpretation and identify which situations each type of interpretation is recommended
Continuing Education Contact Hours:
Social Workers: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 6 CE credits.
Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 6 CE credits.
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.
Important Disclosure Information:
None of the planners and presenters of this program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Program Fee: $25 per session
Locations: 4/14 – 103 East 75th Street, NYC; 5/12 – 2 West 67th Street, NYC; 6/2 – 103 East 75th Street, NYC
If you have any questions, please contact Connie Stroboulis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-752-7883.
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Vivian Eskin, PhD, Chair
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