NCSPP PRESENTS A DAY WITH LEWIS ARON, PH.D.
In Relational Psychoanalysis: Fantasy, Feminism and Contemporary Clinical Practice, Dr. Aron will utilize feminist thinking to reexamine the ways in which psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have been defined and differentiated. Psychoanalysis has been traditionally defined in opposition to and distinct from psychotherapy. Dr. Aron will challenge this splitting, examining it in terms of gender and culture stereotyping and highlight the implications for the place of psychoanalysis in our culture.
In the afternoon, Dr. Aron will examine origination and birth fantasies. His emphasis will be on fantasies of one's own birth in the context of the family system within which one arrived. Following the themes of birth in an analysis by examining process notes taken on a patient's three consecutive birthdays will highlight these fantasies and illustrate how they interact with the analyst's concordant and complementary fantasies.
Read an interview with Dr. Aron.
Saturday, March 29. 9 am - 4:15 pm, UCSF Laurel Heights
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