Facing Self-sabotage, Regrets, and Mortality.

Time Experienced as an Internal Object, Persecutory vs. Holding: Facing  One's Mortality and  Themes of Immortality Within Mortality

- Didactic and Experiential Workshop - In-person and Virtual

Workshop leader: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt

Date: June 1st, Saturday, 10am-4pm (lunch 12:30-1:30pm)

Location: 115 East 9th Street, 12P, NY, NY, 10003 OR virtual participation (via Internet or phone)

Fee: Practitioners - $75 (pre-registration)/$85 (at the door); Students/ Retired - $40/ $50

This workshop will help the participants to explore how time experienced as an internal holding object emerges within internal potential space, allowing one living "in the moment" and "eternal now" moment. Topics of time as psychic dialectic between linear /mortality / persecutory time and "in the moment" /non-linear/ "holding"  time,  and the intersubjective dialogue between potential time and potential space - will be discussed.

In the experiential part of this workshop, Dr. Kavaler-Adler will employ a guided psychic visualization approach to promote internal world dialogues that address these challenges related to persecutory time, fears of mortality, and self-sabotage.  She will help each workshop participant to discover the emerging improvisation of the “rest of their lives.”  She will help them both dialogue with their time-oriented goals, and to relinquish control over their mental agendas, so that the improvisations of the latter parts of their lives can play themselves out in the organic flow of time. 

Dr. Kavaler-Adler will help participants tune into their resistances to surrendering to the organic flow of time, so that “deadlines” can become an improvisational part of the dance of life, rather than intrusions from linear time that are felt as persecutory and deadening. A group process generally emerges through sharing these internal dialogues.  This psychic visualization process is employed by Dr. Kavaler-Adler in her monthly intensive psychotherapy and mourning group for the past 18 years.

Bio:  Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler is in a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice of 38 years, working with individuals and groups. She is the founder of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in New York City, where she has served for 23 years as executive director, training analyst, senior supervisor, and faculty member.  She is also a prolific author who has published 5 books and over 60 articles, and has 11 awards for her writing.  Her books are: The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers (Routledge 1993, Other Press 2000); The Creative Mystique: From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity (Routledge 1996); Mourning, Spirituality and Psychic Change: A New Object Relations View of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2003, winner of the National Gradiva Award from NAAP); The Anatomy of Regret: From Death Instinct to Reparation and Symbolization in Vivid Case Studies (Karnac, 2013); and Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: New Transformative Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory (Karnac, 2013, in press).  Her internationally known psychoanalytic object relations theories are on “developmental mourning” and the “demon-lover complex.”  Dr. Kavaler-Adler integrates psychoanalytic work on creativity, spiritual self-evolution, self-sabotage, and erotic transference with mourning as a developmental process, and addresses the addictions to bad/ traumatic eroticized objects that forestall mourning. 

For more information about Dr. Kavaler-Adler's practice, groups, and publications - please visit www.kavaleradler.com

To register or for more information, email to Admin@ORINYC.org, call 646-522-1056/ 646-522-0387 and send your payments to: ORI Administrator, 75-15 187 Street; Fresh Meadows, NY, 11366.

5 hrs of post-graduate educational credit hours will be available to all participants.

      Visit ORI's YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009, to view the highlights of our Annual Conferences:

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  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 "Object Relations View"

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

         Projective Identification: Object Relations View (part 2 of the mini-video series)

           Time as an Object - Object Relations view  (part 3 of mini-video series)

           Self Sabotage - Object Relations view (part 4 of mini-video series)

          Fear of Success - Object Relations View (part 5 of mini-video series) 

          Mourning, Developmental vs. Pathological  (part 6)

           Bad Objects and Loyalty to Bad Objects - Object Relations View (part 7)

           Demon-lover Complex - Object Relations View (part 8)

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       Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: Object Relations View. Part 10 of the educational series   Klein-Winnicott Dialectic - Object relations View (part 10)                    

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