Helene Keable Discusses The Affects and their Pleasure-Unpleasure Qualities, in Relation to the Psychic Discharge Processes by Edith Jacobson at NYPSI

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Tuesday
February 1, 2011
8:30 pm
Helene Keable, M.D. Discusses
The Affects and their Pleasure-Unpleasure Qualities, in Relation to the Psychic Discharge Processes*
by Edith Jacobson

Jacobson’s analytic career was long (1925 to 1978) and varied. Her 1953 paper marks the median point of Jacobson’s career and describes her complex theory of affects from the point of view of the structural theory. It lays the foundation of a normal developmental psychoanalytic theory of affects which later facilitated Jacobson’ s approach to the clinical understanding of pathological moods. The theoretical and clinical roots of this paper will be traced back to Jacobson’s earlier career in Germany. The enduring value of this paper will be underscored.

Dr. Keable is a Training and Supervising Analyst (adult, child and adolescent) at NYPSI.

* Jacobson, E. (1953). The Affects and their Pleasure-Unpleasure Qualities, in Relation to the Psychic Discharge Processes, in Drives, Affects, Behavior edited by Rudolph M. Loewenstein, M.D., International Universities Press, Inc. New York, NY

The paper will be available in the library at NYPSI. Call 212-879-6900 to obtain a copy before the discussion.
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