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    Knowledge as Fact and Knowledge as Experience: Freud's Constructions in Analysis

    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    8:15 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York present visiting psychoanalyst from London, England

    David Bell, M.D.

    who will present on

    Knowledge as Fact and Knowledge as Experience: Freud's Constructions in Analysis

    This paper discusses some issues raised by the Freud's 1937 paper 'Constructions in Analysis' and then moves on to consider more broadly aspects of technique in contemporary psychoanalysis. It is argued that interpretation and understanding are best considered as 'activities' rather than 'events', distinguishing between knowledge as fact and knowledge as experience. In the former, knowledge is static; in the latter, it is dynamic. Understanding is viewed as an emergent process involving internal shifts within the patient and the analyst, shifts which have the potential to transform knowledge as fact into knowledge as experience. The approach gives emphasis to insight as the source of change and the neutrality of the analyst is of great importance and so remains wedded to a broadly classical perspective.

    Dr. David Bell will be joined by Dr. Francis Baudry of NYPSI who will moderate the event and Nasir Ilahi of the Institute of Psychoanalytic Education and NYPSI who will discuss the paper.

    Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend.

    Donations Accepted

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Educational Objectives:
    1) to provide an account of some aspects of the work of Contemporary Kleinians;
    2) to discuss some of the differences and similarities of their theory and clinical technique with those of contemporary North American Ego psychology and other approaches;
    3) to re evaluate some of Freud's ideas in the context of later developments

    Dr. David Bell is a Training Analyst and a former President of The British Psychoanalytic Society. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Adult Department at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London, and Professorial Fellow at Birkbeck College, London. He has edited two books, Reason and Passion and Psychoanalysis and Culture and is the author of Paranoia. He is also one of the UK's leading psychiatric experts in asylum and immigration.

    Dr. Francis Baudry is a Training and Supervising Analyst at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.

    Nasir Ilahi is Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, New York University Medical School and an Honorary Member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. He is also on the faculty of Institute of Psychoanalytic Education which is associated with New York University Medical School. A graduate and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Ilahi is an Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Psychoanalysis and author and lecturer on clinical psychoanalysis.

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