2017_18 OYP readings_Jackson

Syllabus and readings

Vanessa Jackson, LCSW


Class 1: Introducing Change

Basescu, S., (2010). Anxieties in the Analyst: An Autobiographical Account, Sabert Basescu:, Selected Papers on Human Nature and Psychoanalysis, 29-48.

Collins, B. (1998). Shoveling Snow with Buddha, Picnic, Lightning, p. 37.

Ogden,T. (2005). What I would not part with, This Art of Psychoanalysis, Ch. 2, 19-26.

Extension Reading

Mitchell, S. (1993). What does the analyst know? Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis, Ch. 2, 40-66.


Class 2: Listening to the words with the body

Akhtar, S. (2013). Four Kinds of Analytic Listening, Listening: Methods, Limits and Innovations, Ch. 1, 1-24.

Levine, P. (2010). Mapping the Body, Mapping the Mind, In An Unspoken Voice, Ch. 7, 133-154.

Extension Readings

Knoblauch, S. (1997). Beyond the Word in Psychoanalysis: The Unspoken Dialogue, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 7: 491-516.

Rubin, J. (2009). Deepening Psychoanalytic Listening: The Marriage of Buddha and Freud, AJP, 69: 93-105.

Siegel, D., (2012). Emotion, The Developing Mind, 2nd Ed., Ch. 4, 146-185.


Class 3 & 4: data and the analytic Field

Spezzano, C. (2012). Intersubjectivity, Textbook of Psychoanalysis, Ch. 8, 105-115.

Wachtel, P. (1993). Exploration, Not Interrogation, Therapeutic Communication, Ch. 6, 87-109.

Levenson, E. (1991). The pursuit of the Particular, 185-200, The Purloined Self: Interpersonal Perspectives in Psychoanalysis.

Stern, D. (1992). What makes a good question? Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 28: 326-336.

Extension Readings

Aron, L. (1996). The Patient’s Experience of the Analyst’s Subjectivity, A Meeting of the Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis, 65-92.

Cooper, A. (1995). The Detailed Inquiry, Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, 679-694.

Stern, D., (2013). Field Theory in Psychoanalysis: Part I, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 23, 5.


Class 5 & 6: The Playground of Transference & Countertransference

Stolorow, R., Brandchaft, B., and Atwood, G. (1987). Transference: The Organization of Experience. Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach. Analytic Press.

Hirsch, I. (1987). Varying Modes of Analytic Participation. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. 15: 205-222.

Maroda, K., (2004). Ch. 3, pp: 66-96, Unfolding the Transference and Countertransference: The Drama Re-Enacted, The Power of Countertransference: Innovations in Analytic Technique.

Extension Readings

Bollas, C. (1987). Expressive Use of the Countertransference: Notes to the Patient and Oneself. The Shadow of the Object, Analytic Press.

Fiscalini, J., (1995). The Clinical Analysis of Transference, Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, 617-640.

Hirsch, I., (2002). Beyond Interpretation: Analytic Interaction in the Interpersonal Tradition, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 38: 573-587.

Ogden, T. (1997). Reverie and Metaphor: Some Thoughts on How I Work as a Psychoanalyst. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 78:719-732.


Class 7 & 8: Enactments: Our Inevitable Omissions & Collisions

Bromberg, P., (1998). Speak! That I May See You, Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma, and Dissociation, pp: 241-266.

Hirsch, I., (1994). Dissociation and the Interpersonal Self, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 30: 777-799.

Hirsch, (1993,), Countertransference enactments and some issues related to factors in the analyst’s life.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp: 343-366

Stern, D., (2014). Clinical Vignette (in press)

Extension Readings

Siegel, D., (2012). Interpersonal Connection, The Developing Mind, 2nd Ed., Ch. 8, pp: 307-335.

Stern, D., (1999) Unformulated Experience: From Familiar Chaos to Creative Disorder, Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition, pp: 71-109.


Class 9: Dreams

Blechner, M. (1998). The Analysis and Creation of Dream Meaning: Interpersonal, Intrapsychic, and Neurobiological Perspectives, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 34: 181-194. HAVE IN BOOK: THE DREAM FRONTIER ANALYTIC PRESS 2001, P. 15-30

Extension Readings

Bromberg, P., (2000). Bringing in the Dreamer: Some Reflections on Dreamwork, Surprise, and Analytic Process. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 36: 685-705.

Lippmann, P., (1996). On Dreams and Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 6:pp: 831-846.


Class 10: Embracing Uncertainty

Levenson, E. (2009). The Enigma of the Transference, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 45: 163-176.

Extension Reading

Ghent, E. ( 1989). Credo: The Dialectics of One-Person and Two-Person Psychologies, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 25: 169-211.