Scientific Speaker Programs 2015-2016

TBPS presents thought leaders and clinicians in the field of psychotherapy on one Saturday each month

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jane Hall

Abuse :

Using a poem by Anne Sexton, along with clinical vignettes, this paper will illustrate in jargon-free language how sustained childhood trauma leaves its mark on the adult and how intensive psychoanalytic treatment works along with its limitations. The essence of psychoanalytic work with trauma victims who have suffered sustained abuse and/or neglect in childhood is to diminish the power of the link to the internalized, primal destructive parent by enabling the patient to form an emotional tie with the therapist that is meaningful -- a relationship with a separate person, an 'other' who can care and be cared about, love and be loved, hate and be hated without causing physical or emotional violence at the same time. Analytic work can also allow the good qualities of a “bad” object to surface, so that reparation may become possible.

Coming Soon:

Fred Griffin

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November 12, 2016

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Jack Foehl

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December 10, 2016

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Jane Tillman

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February 18, 2017

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Adrienne Harris

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March 18, 2017

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