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Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 8:30 p.m., Donations Accepted
Perspectives in Autobiographical Narratives with Prof. Tilmann Habermas
The paper offers a formal narrative approach to understanding mechanisms involved in countertransference. The central thesis is that restricted representation of subjective perspectives in narratives reflects the operation of defense mechanisms and influences the emotional response of the listener. Briefly introducing the concept of narrative perspective, varying degrees of narrative representation of perspective are illustrated in several autobiographical narratives taken from lengthy life narratives. Systematic evidence is presented for the influence of narrative perspectives on listener emotions. Future studies will compare narratives produced in therapy and will compare pre- with post-treatment narratives.
The talk is based on two publications:
Habermas, T. (2006). Who speaks? Who looks? Who feels? Point of view in autobiographical narratives. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 87, 497-518.
Habermas, T., & Diel, V. (2010). The emotional impact of loss narratives: Event severity and narrative perspectives. Emotion, 10, 312-323.
Dr. Tilmann Habermas teaches psychoanalysis at the Department of Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M.; this academic year he teaches at the New School for Social Research. His interests regard the development of life narratives and the role of narrative form for communicating emotion.
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Information Regarding CE Credit for Psychologists
Educational Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will:
1) to understand better the mechanisms operative in countertransference.
2) to be able to reconstruct aspects of the patient’s history from subtle cues in listener response.
Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists).
APA-approved CE Credits:
Psychologists: The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored. Credit will be granted to participants who submit a completed evaluation form and an email or mailing address. It is the responsibility of participants seeking APA-approved CE credits to comply with these requirements.
Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.
DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Information Regarding CME Credit for Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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