Grieving Existential Trauma
in Development and Psychoanalysis
Saturday, May 14, 2022REGISTER
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Event held online via Zoom videoconference
About the Presentation
We’ll start with a rather scary story about the troubling bedtime fears that emerged in the complicated relationship of a mother and her child. As they address those fears and navigate the developmental tensions in their relationship we see what I believe Winnicott implicitly recognized as the larger, universally human, existential and relational issues that underlie the capacity for connection, aloneness and the vital use of the other in development as well as in the therapeutic process.
We will go on to consider the way that many of our patients probe us in order to come to know our capacity to bear our own, as well as their anxieties around what is finite, mortal, and rife with issues around otherness in human relating. We will consider how an open engagement in the reciprocity of that process may foster the creation of a complex, relationally achieved, form of empathy.
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About the Speaker
Malcolm Owen Slavin, Ph.D., was a founder of MIP, The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he teaches, supervises and served several terms as President. He is on the faculty of several other psychoanalytic institutes worldwide as well as a director of IARPP, The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and on the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). Mal is a consulting and associate editor of the journals, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Self and Context.
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