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    Working in the Shadow of Rupture: Clinical encounters with the "dead mother"

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    8:30 PM

    Working in the Shadow of Rupture: clinical encounters with the "dead mother" with Adrienne E. Harris, Ph.D.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    In this paper, drawing on clinical material, Dr. Harris examines the particular vicissitudes in treatments when something disrupts the analyst's subjectivity. The past few decades have seen the emergence of many new ideas about countertransference and intersubjectivity, and a growing sense, across many orientations, that there is a deep porousness and bidirectionality of affective streams and experiences between analyst and analysand. Dr. Harris will consider the impact of the analyst's experience of rupture and loss on the analytic pair.
    ADRIENNE HARRIS, Ph.D. is a Faculty Member and Supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is also on the Faculty and is a Supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is a member and Training Analyst in the IPA. She is an Editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies In Gender and Sexuality. In 2009, she, Lewis Aron, and Jeremy Safron established the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School University. She has written on topics in gender and development, analytic subjectivity and self-care, primitive states and the analytic community in the shadow of the first world war. Her current work is on analytic subjectivity and on ghosts.


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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •