Dances of Intimacy: Transference, Countertransference and Enactment.

An Object Relations Approach to Couple and Family Dynamics.

Workshop Leader: Claire Steinberger, Ed.D., J.D. 

Note new date: Saturday, June 25th, 2011; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 Where: 16 West 16th Street (betw 5th & 6th ave); # 6MN; NYC, 10011

Fees: Pre-registration: $75/$40 regular/ students. At the door: $85/$50 regular/ students. 

To register, please send the registration form (available at and the fee to: ORI Administrator; 75-15 187 street, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11366-1725. For more information, email at

This cutting-edge seminar is Part II of "Dances of Intimacy".  We will explore the myriad ways the analyst makes use of "self-experience", for example, to understand -- and intervene -- in couple and family treatment.  In terms of therapeutic action:  How (and when) can transference, countertransference, dissociation and enactment processes make a difference? Are they "healthy" or "pathological"?  Theory and clinical application will be used to investigate meaningful inter-subjective experience.  

Clinical vignettes as well as literature and art will highlight the discussion.  Opportunities for participants to ask questions and share ideas will be welcomed.   This will be a didactic and participatory event for all members!

Bio: Dr. Steinberger has a private practice in individual, couple and family therapy and divorce mediation.   She is a supervising and training analyst at the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis (NPAP) and supervising faculty of the Object Relations Institute and the Family Forensic Training Program.  She is Clinical Member of the American Psychological Association and Supervisory Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  She was Clinical Supervisor of the Family Counseling Program of the New York City Board of Education, Senior Psychologist of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Metuchen, New Jersey and adjunct faculty at Long Island University, New York University and Brooklyn College, CUNY.   For more information, please visit .



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