Upcoming Courses & Events
As clinicians, we take for granted that a patient’s arriving late signifies aggression. But a closer look can reveal a wealth of information about how patients manage their experience of longing and desire in the treatment. In this class, we’ll look at how some patients use dissociative mechanisms to linger in a timeless zone before sessions, thereby escaping from painful feelings of need and desire. Once late, they may rebound into a compressed mind-body state, laced with tension and self-loathing, establishing a “sensory cocoon” (Goldberg, 1995) to blunt the edge of longing.
Sensory interactions between client and therapist can be key to comprehending emotional and psychic experience. Recent attention has been given in the analytic literature to bodily states, including the impact of the therapist’s bodily condition on the treatment.
Join us for a happy hour extravaganza! This is a great chance to mingle with colleagues who are in various stages of their career and talk about classes, internships,
professional life, home brew, Cthulhu, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
An “open secret in our world,” wrote philosopher Stanley Cavell, “is that we do not know what legitimizes either divorce or marriage.” As psychotherapists, we seek to help people sort out dilemmas of sustained commitment, while sharing in the prevailing cultural uncertainty.
DISCONNECTED: An analytic look at our decaying and forgotten landscapes, with the artist Eric Goodfield
Celebrating our NCSPP Community at the year-end party