There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
-Zora Neale Hurston
Course: On the Productive and Unproductive Uses of Countertransference Experience
Instructor: Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D.
Countertransference is a key aspect of the psychoanalytic encounter. This course will provide theoretical background regarding the history of and the varying ways that the concept of countertransference has evolved over time. This will be followed by the instructor’s presentation of clinical material that both illustrates the failure to use countertransference productively and, as well, the more successful use of the instructor’s subjective, affective experience. If time allows, students will be invited to present illustrations of their own struggles with countertransference experience.
Dates: Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26, 2017, 2:15-3:45 pm
Location: 1070 Park Avenue, Suite. 1B (between 87th & 88th Sts.)
Cost: $135 and candidates $115 (Proof of Institute affiliation required) CEU’s for NY State Social Workers: 4.5
Irwin Hirsch is faculty and supervisor, and former Director, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis; Distinguished visiting faculty, William Alanson White Institute; Adjunct professor of psychology and supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; and faculty and supervisor, NIP (National Program). He is author of over 80 journal articles and book chapters, and 3 books: Coasting in the Countertransference: Conflicts of Self-Interest between Analyst and Patient(2008), The Interpersonal Tradition: The Origins of Psychoanalytic Subjectivity (2015); and The Interpersonal Perspective in Psychoanalysis, 1960s-1990s: Rethinking Transference and Countertransference (co- edited with Donnel B. Stern, 2017). All three published by Routledge.
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