THE MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRESENTS

 

NEUROPSYCHOANALYIS AT WORK: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

A CLINICAL SEQUEL TO THE FEB. 20 SYMPOSIUM

with MARK SOLMS, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 8, 2021   8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

 {12:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. UTC}

 

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Continuing Education Credits will be offered for this symposium (6 credits)

for both Psychology and Social Work, at no additional charge.

THIS CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

 

Abstract:

Following Mark Solms’ stimulating symposium on Feb. 20, and his illuminating commentary on a case presentation, a number of people expressed their interest in hearing more details specifically about his clinical approach.  Exactly how do the seven basic instinctual emotions present themselves in the clinical setting?  What would a problem with CARE sound like?  Or with PLAY?  How would Mark address each one specifically with a patient?  Mark has agreed to address these questions in a follow-up session.  During this symposium, he will discuss the seven instinctual emotions from a treatment perspective, and then comment on two case presentations.

Although this presentation is construed as a follow-up to the Feb. 20 symposium, it is open to anyone familiar with the neuropsychoanalytic approach, or to anyone interested in learning about hands-on psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic treatment from a neuropsychoanalytic perspective.

 

Bio:

Mark Solms is among the most dynamic, creative, innovative, and influential psychoanalysts in the world today. He has electrified the field with his synthesis of cutting- edge contemporary neuroscience and classical Freudian theory.  He is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally in the field of psychoanalysis.

Professor Solms holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. He is Training Director of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Director of the Science Department of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has received numerous prizes and honors, including the Sigourney Prize, the IPA’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, and Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 13 languages. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. His new book, The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness, has just been published, by Norton. He is the editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).  The Revised Standard Edition is scheduled for publication in October.

 

Case Presenters:

Caroline Owens is a consultant, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and director of Orchard Therapies, a private psychotherapy clinic.  She trained at Manchester University School of Medicine and the Tavistock Clinic in London.  Certified as a child and adolescent psychotherapist (CAPT), she was a founding director and senior tutor for the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (NSCAP) in London.  She is the author of If You Fall Run On, an autobiography charting her childhood and search for meaning whilst growing up in Ireland through “the troubles”.

Charles M. Jaffe, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (retired) at Rush University Medical Center. He received the 1984 James Saft Award for Outstanding Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michael Reese Medical Center and has been a four-time recipient of the Residents' Award for Outstanding Psychotherapy Teacher in the Psychiatric Residency at Rush University Medical Center.  He is the drummer in the jazz trio Second City Jazz.

 

Learning Objectives:

(1)  Participants will be able to identify the seven core emotional instincts as they present themselves in the clinical setting.

(2)  Participants with be able to implement changes in their clinical technique based on neuropsychoanalytic developments in the theory of the drives.

(3)  Participants will be able to address clinically in particular detail issues arising from conflicts in the CARE instinct.

(4)  Participants will be able to address clinically in particular detail issues arising from conflicts in the PLAY instinct.

 

Agenda:

8:45 – Chair & Introduction

9:00 – 10:15 How difficulties with each of the drives present clinically, and how to address them therapeutically – Mark Solms

10:15 – 10:45 Q&A

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Case Presentation #1: Caroline Owens

11:45 – 12:30 Discussion: Mark Solms

12:30 – 1:00 Q&A

1:00 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 2:30 Case Presentation #2: Charles Jaffe

2:30 – 3:15 Discussion: Mark Solms

3:15 – 4:00 Q&A

 

Reading Resources:

  • Mark Solms, The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness (2021, Norton).  Dr. Solms’ most recent book addresses “the hard problem,” i.e. how a subjective mind develops from a corporeal body.
  • Casey Schwartz, In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis (2015, Pantheon). This is a highly readable, nontechnical, brief general introduction to the field of neuropsychoanalysis. 
  • For a more thorough introduction into Solms' approach, the 3 one hour "lectures from lockdown" comprising "An Introduction to Psychoanalysis" (which, to be clear, is actually "An Introduction to Neuropsychoanalysis"), an exceptionally clear and engaging presentation of neuropsychoanalytic principles. https://mark-solms-in-lock-down.teachable.com/p/mark-solms-from-lock-down

 

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