Conference Registration Now Open!
Book now for the 36th IAPSP International Conference
Thursday, October 17 - Sunday, October 20, 2013
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Palmer House Hilton
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Hosted by the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)
2013 Conference Co-chairs: Amy Eldridge, PhD, MSW and Scott Davis, MD
2013 Conference Committee:
Ronald Bodansky, PhD; William Coburn, PhD, PsyD; Elizabeth Feldman, PhD (Paper Review Chair); James Fisch, MD; Jill Gardner, PhD (Pre-Conference Chair); Dick Geist, EdD; Arthur Gray, PhD; Amy Joelson, LCSW; Christine Kieffer, PhD; Gabriela Mann, PhD; Tessa Philips, PhD; & Estelle Shane, PhD
Kohut established the primacy of connectedness in the analytic process with his delineation of the self object function and experience. He challenged therapists with the responsibility for cocreating developmentally enhancing connectedness with their patients. Subsequent to Kohut, therapists now have additional models within or relevant to self psychology to facilitate connectedness. These models include: infant research; attachment research; the implicit and explicit domains of organizing and communicating experience; dynamic systems theory; neurobiology; intersubjectivity; and motivational systems theory.
This conference will explore the following questions: How do these models provide new opportunities for the therapist to understand and facilitate connectedness? What, if any, are the potential problems of utilizing aspects of these models in enhancing connectedness? In addition, in this digital age of connectivity, therapists have the use of e-mail, text, and Skype to facilitate and enhance connectedness. What opportunities and pitfalls do these new forms of communication generate?
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