Diversity Conference: Kittens and Other Nonhuman Inhabitants in Treatment of Transgenerational Trauma with Katie Gentile, PhD

WHEN: April 27, 2019 CONTACT: REGISTRATION COMING SOON Sara Ahmed observes that recognition “produces rather than simply finds its object,” in other words, the techniques of psychoanalytic engagement produce the patients we can recognize. This leaves psychoanalysts attempting to witness and recognize trauma and violence with tools that may Read more…


Clinical Conference: The Use of One’s Unconscious as an Instrument of the Analysis with Lawrence Brown, PhD

March 30, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM

with Lawrence Brown, PhD: Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

We will explore three pathways for representing the analyst’s unconscious experience in the here-and-now of the clinical hour: reveries, countertransference dreams and joke-work. The author terms these three activities spontaneous unconscious constructions. These appear unbidden in the analyst’s mind during the session and signal the analyst’s unconscious work to give meaning to the emotions that arise within the context of the unconscious intersubjective field of the moment. Clinical material from the analysis of an adult man is presented to illustrate the analyst’s use of a joke, a reverie and a countertransference dream as three modalities that unconsciously represent the emotions alive in the analytic encounter.