The Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought is hosting its 2019 Spring Workshop, led by Paul Geltner, at Christian Theological Seminary.
This workshop will discuss how to identify and understand emotional communications from the patient to the therapist through the analysis of the therapist’s countertransference. Attendees will understand the concept of emotional communication, its role in psychotherapy and its relationship to the fundamental concepts of psychodynamic practice: unconscious repetition, transference, and countertransference. They will be able to differentiate feelings that can be used to understand the patient from feelings that are related to their subjective reactions to the patient. This will involve an in-depth examination of the four major types of countertransference states: narcissistic; object; anaclitic and projective identification. The aspects of the analytic relationship that are non-transference, and are anchored in the present will also be considered. We will discuss how this understanding can be comparable with a range of technical approaches, including traditional interpretations and more expressive non-interpretative interventions.
Paul Geltner, D.S.W., L.C.S.W., is the author of Emotional Communication in Psychoanalysis: Understanding Dimensions of the Analyst’s Feelings as the Interpersonal Impact of the Patient’s Repetitions (Routledge, 2013) and is in private practice in New York City and Brooklyn. He works with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Geltner specializes in individual and group consultation with psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in New York.
Registration information to come!
CTS alumni are invited to a free breakfast before the workshop! RSVP here.