27 Rue de Fleurus: Contemporary Freudian Society Meeting Presents:
SCHIZOID MODES IN NARCISSISTIC AND BORDERLINE STATES: LEVELS OF DISTURBANCE IN THE CAPACITY TO SYMBOLIZE AND ESTABLISHING A SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM
“TIME PAST IS TIME FUTURE WHICH IS TIME PRESENT”, T.S. Elliot
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Time: 8 to 10 pm, Location: NPAP (National Psychological Association of Psychotherapy for Psychoanalysis) 40 West 13 Street, NYC, Co-Chairs: Susan Finkelstein and Nasir Ilahi, Clinical Presenter: Grace Conroy
Schizoid modes and mecanisms can be found in a broad spectrum of patients.
In British object relations theory, Klein incorporated Fairbairn’s ideas of schizoid defenses in her concepts of the paranoid scizoid position and projective identification. Rey emphasized the unconsciously concrete ways in which borderline patients experience mental space and their clausto-agoraphobic encapsulation, hindering true symbolization, including possibly disturbances in the space-time continuum, in sense of self identity and their body ego. Clinical material will illustrate aspects of these phenomena and types of factors involved if unconscious anxieties associated with paralyzed affectivity are to be worked through.
The purpose of this discussion group is to recognize the nature of schizoid mechanisms and their links with neurotic, narcissistic and borderline functioning and to develop skills to recognize transference and counter transference manifestations and a capacity to think about interpretive approaches in working with narcissistic and borderline patients.
Dana Birksted Breen: ” Taking Time: The Tempo of Psychoanalysis,” IJP, 2012;
Henri Rey: “Borderline Phenomena in the Schizoid Mode of Being. ” Melanie Klein Today.
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Co-Chairs: Debra Gill, Nancy Cromer Grayson
Susan N. Finkelstein, LCSW Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society, Associate Member, IPTAR, Interest in multiple theoretical perspectives of psychoanalysis. Originator and Director of Understanding Primitive Mental States. and Primitive States of Mind, NYC.
Nasir Ilahi is Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, New York
University Medical School, and a faculty member of Institute for Psychoanalytic
Education, affiliated with New York University School of Medicine. He is an
Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. A graduate and
Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Ilahi is an Editorial Board Member
of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and author and lecturer on clinical
Grace Conroy, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has a particular interest in “Migration Trauma”, cross-cultural issues and early psychic development. Her psychological orientation is based on British Object Relations Theory. She has been engaged in working with the multicultural population, teaching and supervision.