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TRAUMA AND MEMORY: FREUDIAN AND OBJECT RELATIONS PERSPECTIVES
- offered via In-Person and Virtual format, with minimal technical requirements
- earns 12.5 CE / post-graduate psychoanalytic training credits/hrs
Instructor: EVA D. PAPIASVILI, PhD, ABPP
Dates: 3/31/16 - 6/09/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm - 9:30pm)
Location: 136 East 55th Street, 6A; NYC
TRAUMA AND MEMORY have been interwoven into the origins of psychoanalysis and have been at the center of interest of psychoanalytic thought and clinical practice, explicitly or implicitly, ever since. They hold a special position as conceptual bridges between major psychoanalytic perspectives – traditional and contemporary Freudian psychoanalysis, and traditional and contemporary object relations theories.
Additionally, trauma and memory have been frontier concepts on a border between neuroscience and psychoanalysis: At first, both trauma and memory formed a bridge between Freud the neurologist and Freud the founder of psychoanalysis; and today, both trauma and memory have been subject of intensive interdisciplinary study of the hybrid contemporary discipline of neuropsychoanalysis.
The course will connect the evolution of psychoanalytic conceptualizations of trauma and memory, with the evolution of Freudian psychoanalysis and object relations theories. In this context, historical Freud-Ferenczi and Klein-Winnicott dialectic, including their impact on our contemporary thought and work, will be also considered.
The issues discussed will include, but are not limited to: * Multiple facets of seduction trauma (child abuse); *Traumatic memories and their deferred/retrospective effect on developmental transformation (Nachträglichkeit); *Transformation of traumatic anxiety into signal anxiety; * Interplay of trauma, unconscious fantasy and traumatic alteration of unconscious fantasy function; * The effects of shock and cumulative traumas and traumatic object loss - at various stages of life; *Post-traumatic alteration of internal object relations and composition of intrapsychic conflicts, and constriction of ego functioning; breakdown of symbolic functioning; contemporary neuropsychoanalytic findings concerning impact and verification of earliest traumatic memories; clinical manifestation and work with enactments, psychosomatic and other transferential -countertransferetial repetitions/communications of traumatic presymbolic – dissociated and/or repressed – phenomena.
In the clinical context, the sensitivity to the dynamics of safety, trust, containment and secure boundaries and frame of the treatment situation – the essential pre-requisite to analytic interpretative work with traumatized individuals – will be focused on. Also, in this context, the dialectic of working within the transference-countertransference and the value of reconstruction will be considered.
By the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
1) understand the multifaceted connections between trauma, memory, fantasy, and their participation in development of pathogenesis and adaptation;
2) sensitively identify and verify multi-faceted pre-symbolic and multiply symbolic pre-conscious and unconscious communications of traumatic history of clients in their various clinical manifestations in the treatment process;
3) evaluate the implications of traumatic history on the development/impairement of symbolic processes, psychic structures and object relations, and draw implications for effective therapeutic intervention, in light of client’s transferential repetitions and enactments;
4) increase clinical effectiveness in close monitoring of the therapeutic frame, boundaries, and development of trust as preregquisite of working effectively analytically/dynamically with traumatized clients.
REFERENCES and READINGS:
Bion, W.R. (1962). Learning from Experience. London: Tavistock. (excerpts)
Blum, H. P. (1996). Seduction Trauma: Representation, Deferred Action, and Pathogenic Development. Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association, 44, 1147-1164.
Blum, H. P. (2008). A Further Excavation of Seduction, Seduction Trauma, and the Seduction Theory. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 63:254-269.
Breuer, J. Freud, S. (1893). The Mechanism of Hysterical phenomena. SE, 3, 25-39.
Engel, G. L., Reichsman, F. (1959). On Identification. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 40, 60-61.
Freud, S. (1895). Project for a Scientific Psychology. SE, 1, 283-397.
Freud, S. (1897). Abstracts of the Scientific Writings of Dr. Sigm. Freud 1877-1897. SE, 3 (1893-1899): Early Psycho-Analytic Publications, 223-257.
Freud, S. (1909). Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis. Two Case Histories (‘Little Hans’ and the ‘Rat Man’). SE, 10, 151-318.
Freud, S. (1918). From the History of an Infantile Neurosis (1917-1919): An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works, SE, 17, 1-124.
Freud, S. (1926). Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety. SE, 20, 75-176.
Kavaler-Adler, S. (2014). Klein Winnicott Dialectic: Transformative New Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory. London: Karnac.
Kernberg, O. (2015). Neurobiological correlates of object relations theory: The relationship between neurobiological and psychodynamic development. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 24, 38-46.
Klein, M. (1932). The Psycho-Analysis of Children. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 22, 1-379. London: The Hogarth Press.
Mancia, M. (2006). Implicit Memory and Early Unrepressed Unconscious. Their Role in the Therapeutic Process (How the Neuroscience Can Contribute to Psychoanalysis?). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 87, 83-103.
Modell, A. (1994). Memory and Psychoanalytic Cure. Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2, 89-101.
Novick, K. and Novick, J. (1994). Post-oedipal Transformations. Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association, 42, 143-170.
Papiasvili, E. (2014). The Contemporary Relevance of Sándor Ferenczi’s Concept of Identification with the Aggressor to the Diagnosis and Analytic Treatment of Chronic PTSD. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 34, 122-134.
Segal, H. (1972). A Delusional System as a Defence Against the Re-Emergence of a Catastrophic Situation. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 53, 393-401.
Shevrin, H. (2002). A Psychoanalytic View of Memory in the Light of Recent Cognitive and Neuroscience Research. Neuropsychoanalysis, 4, 131-139.
Thomã, H. and Cheshire, N. (1991). Freud’s Nachträglichkeit and Strachey’s Deferred Action: Trauma, Constructions and Direction of Causality. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 18, 407-427.
Winnicott, D. W. (1962). The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship—Further Remarks. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 43, 238-239.
**Additional themes and additional references will be considered, as pertaining to the specific interests of the course participants.
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