Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process

- a new certificate program @ ORI - with  Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler - offered for in-person and virtual participation. This program consists of three 10-week trimesters, which can be taken as separate certificate courses, each earning 12hrs of continuing education/ post-graduate credits.

Where: In-person (115 East 9th Street- @ 3rd Ave, 12P, NY, NY, 10003) or

Virtual (audio/video - with minimal technical requirements)

Tuition: $450/ 10 week course (can be paid in 2 installments)

2014-2015 Academic Year, 3rd trimester: March 24 - June 9, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9 am - 10:10 am); NB: no class on 4/14 and 4/21.

Current Clinical Object Relations Concepts: The Object Relations View on Creative Process and Developmental Process. 

The main question explored in this trimester: How does the creative process and life process reflect one's developmental traumas and conflicts?

Course description (3rd trimester):

Drawing on the in-depth studies of well known brilliant artists and writers, in her book The Creative Mystique: From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity (Routledge, 1996; ORI Academic Press, 2014), Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler will teach a ten class course on the profound and unique developmental issues in each woman artistís creative and life process.  We will look at the healing and reparation of trauma and psychic conflict, and at the limitations in healing and reparation due to the lack of clinical intervention with primal pre-oedipal trauma.  The capacity to mourn within creative work will be discussed in relation to each individual artist. Arrests and pathological blocks to mourning and self-integration, and compulsions to create as a defense against the agonizing abandonment depression affects of primal object loss, will be discussed.  The successful mourning and reparation process in creative work will be seen as well.  The Creative Mystique also follows Dr. Kavaler-Adlerís earlier book The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers (Routledge, 1993; ORI Academic Press, 2013).  Theory and psychobiographical studies in this book may be drawn on as well to highlight how the interaction of creative process, character structure, and pathology versus psychic health take place. 

The required text for this course will be The Creative Mystique (available on www.Amazon.com or through ORI Academic Press - write to oripresseditor@gmail.com)

Bio of the Instructor:    Susan Kavaler-Adler, Ph.D., ABPP, D. Litt., NCPsyA, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and a Diplomat in Psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Kavaler-Adler has been practicing for 39 years as a psychologist and psychoanalyst.  She is a Training Analyst, and a Senior Supervising Analyst, who runs monthly supervision groups, and does individual supervision. She has conducted workshops, and presented at conferences and institutes for 39 years.

Dr. Kavaler-Adler is also a prolific author in the field of Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and Object Relations theory and clinical practice.  Five of her books are:  The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: New Transformative Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory (Karnac 2014); The Anatomy of Regret: From Death Instinct to Reparation and Symbolization in Vivid Case Studies; Mourning, Spirituality and Psychic Change: A New Object Relations View of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2003, Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, NAAP, 2004); The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers (Routledge 1993, ORI Academic Press 2013); The Creative Mystique:  From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity (Routledge 1996, ORI Academic Press 2014).  Dr. Kavaler-Adler also has over 60 journal articles and edited book chapters on many topics related to Object Relations theory and Psychoanalysis, topics such as Erotic Transference, Fear of Success, Fear of Intimacy, Self Sabotage, The Supervisor as an Internal Object,  Homoerotic Transference, Pivotal Moments of Surrender to Mourning the Parental Internal Object, Nightmares and Object Relations Theory, The Subject of Seclusion, Date Rape, Seduction, Opening Up Mourning in the Preoedipal Character, Why Narcissists Canít Mourn, etc. Dr. Kavaler-Adler has won 14 awards in the field for her writing. 

For more information, visit www.kavaleradler.com or write to drkavaleradler@gmail.com or to admin@orinyc.org

For a taste of the topic, please view these short educational videos from the series "The Object Relations View":


Part 8: Demon-lover Complex - Object Relations View

  Part 15: Female Creativity and the Internal Father



To Register, please follow the link HERE

   http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/   Visit ORI's YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009, to view the highlights of our Annual Conferences:

       Thumbnail  2013 Conference - on Countertransference, Regret, Aggression, and Their Vicissitudes

         Self-Sabotage - from Jungian, Kleinian, and Fairbairnian Perspectives  2012 Conference on Self-Sabotage: Jungian, Kleinian,  and Fairbairnian Perspectives.  

  2011 Annual 20th Anniversary Conference on Dialectics of Mortality and Immortality: Time as a Persecutory vs. a Holding Object

2010 Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis & Spirituality

2009 Annual Conference on Eroticized Demonic Object

Visit ORI's YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009, to view NEW mini-video series "The Object Relations View"

Intro to the Object Relations Thinking and Clinical Technique - with Dr. Kavaler-Adler (part 1).

Projective Identification (part 2)

Time as an Object (part 3)

Self Sabotage - (part 4)

        Fear of Success (part 5)

        Mourning, Developmental vs. Pathological  (part 6)

        Bad Objects and Loyalty to Bad Objects (part 7)

        Demon-lover Complex  (part 8)

        Psychic Regret (part 9)

        Klein-Winnicott Dialectic  (part 10)

        Depression: The Object Relations View (part 11)

        Anxiety: The Object Relations View (part 12)

        Eating Disorders: The Object Relations View (part 13)

        Narcissism: The Object Relations View (part 14)

        Female Creativity and the Internal Father (part 15)

        Psychic Dialectic: The Object Relations View (part 16)

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