A Search for Analytic Authenticity and a Personal Voice: Ethical and Clinical Considerations
Henry Markman explores the foundations of what it means to “be oneself” in doing ethically and clinically sound analytic work. He defines analytic authenticity as the singular way each analyst finds and brings their true nature in expressing love of the work, presence, and care while bound by the needs and subjectivity of each patient.
Play and the Rules That We Need … to be Broken
In this Academic Lecture, Steven Cooper explores how psychoanalysis is a form of play. With adult patients, play helps unsymbolized experience find expression through words. Winnicott’s theory of play, first described as relevant to children, marked a radical expansion of the intersubjective component of therapeutic action for all therapeutic work.
The BPSI Ecker Fellows Program Psychoanalysis and the Creative Arts
The “Ecker Fellows Program“, this yearly initiative will involve a small cohort of distinguished early-to-mid career professionals in the performing arts, who will be offered an opportunity for sustained study of psychoanalytic principles in order to deepen and enrich their creative endeavors. This will occur within a program of study tailored to each artist’s interests. Click the banner to learn more!
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The Kris family invites you to give a gift in honor of Tony by contributing to the newly established Anton O. Kris Visiting Scholar Program at BPSI.
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