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'Couch No More: Progress and Promise for Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century'
All members of the University community are invited to attend the Department of Psychology's next colloquium on Friday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in East Hall 104.
The topic will be “Couch No More: Progress and Promise for Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century,” featuring Michael D. Kahn, PhD, ABPP, professor emeritus of clinical psychology, University of Hartford; clinical associate professor of psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; graduate psychoanalyst.
Psychoanalysis has gone through a number of transformations in the past 40 years. Today, with a heightened sensitivity to the interpersonal, existential, and contextual influences on development, and utilizing relational and intersubjective perspectives, the analyst's capacity to be known also plays an integral role in the change process. Meaning is no longer assigned, but negotiated and co-constructed, with the acknowledgement that experience is never fully understood, but imagined, partly remembered, fantasized, and symbolized.
Topics covered will include contributions from neuroscience, attachment theory, early developmental studies, trauma work, and systems concepts. Psychodynamic notions and methods will be shown to underlay and enrich many of today's working models of psychotherapy. Case illustrations will be utilized, followed by time for discussion and questions.
For more information about the event, download a flyer.