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The Analyst’s Personality: Impact on the Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique with Arthur Lynch, Arlene Kramer Richards, & Arnold Richards at NYPSI

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NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

The Analyst’s Personality: Impact on the Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique
Arthur Lynch, Arlene Kramer Richards, & Arnold Richards

Info or Register, click HERE or visit nypsi.org

A theory of technique explains what to do about the nature of what we understand the clinical data to mean. It is our premise that as a result of personal conflict, psychoanalysts are attracted to particular technical maxims; or develop theories of technique, to counter or reverse their own destructive anti-therapeutic proclivities. This idea illustrates a general principle in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Fleck (1935), maintained that scientific theories are influenced by social, cultural, historical, psychological and personal factors. We will illustrate this using Freud, and three other analysts (H. Kohut, M. Klein, K. Horney) as case examples.

Reference:

Fleck, L. (1970). Genesis and development of a scientific fact (T. J. Trenn & R. K. Merton, Eds., F. Bradley & T. J. Trenn, Trans.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Original work published 1935).

Arthur A. Lynch, Ph.D. is President of the Board of Directors, Senior Faculty member, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Works. Dr. Lynch has authored and co-authored numerous articles on psychoanalysis. Additionally, he is a biannual visiting professor at Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy.

Arlene Kramer Richards, Ed.D. is a psychoanalyst and a poet. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the New York Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association as well as a Fellow of IPTAR. She is currently on the faculty at the Contemporary Freudian Society and Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

Arnold Richards, M.D. was Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 1994 to 2003 and before that was an Editor of The American Psychoanalyst. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, a member of the American Psychological Association Division 39, Section 1, and a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society. He is also a biannual visiting professor at Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy.

Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend.

Educational Objectives: Attendees will be able to
1. Describe the relationship between Klein, Kohut and Horney’s personal blind spots and the theory that enabled these therapists to overcome them.

Information regarding CME credit for physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [2] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. After submitting a completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a pdf documenting credit via email.

Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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