Termination and Followup with Joe Schachter at NYPSI

Joe Schachter has been researching analytic training and candidate attitudes for years.   His research on the difference between training analyses versus “regular” analyses (rated by the same analysands) is seminal and his findings thought provoking and adds empirical basis to Otto Kernberg’s recent critique of the TA system Click Here to Read:  Nathan Szajnberg on  Otto Kernberg
Now, he will present his work on analyst analysand contact after treatment.  Please join us.
N. Szajnberg, MD Managing Editor

Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY  10028

212-879-6900, www.psychoanalysis.org, www.nypsi.org

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
An Alternative Conception of Termination & Follow-up
Joseph Schachter, M.D., Ph.D.

Please register via www.nypsi.org under Events and Lectures

Traditional psychoanalytic theory prescribes total patient-analyst separation after termination to facilitate mourning the loss of the analyst. This paper provides a rationale derived from contemporary (especially relational/interpersonal) theory for an alternative conception of termination and follow-up based on the central role of the analyst as a real person involved in a mutually caring patient-analyst relationship.

Patient-analyst follow-up may provide numerous positive benefits: the patient may re-experience the analyst’s caring, may re-invigorate helpful introjections of the analyst, and have additional opportunity to deal with unresolved idealization of the analyst. The analyst may learn about the patient’s unpredictable, inevitable post-termination changes, positive and negative, and improve his/her understanding of the course and outcome of treatment.

Joseph Schachter received his Ph.D. from Harvard and M.D. from NYU. He completed his psychoanalytic training at the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He was chair of the IPA Subcommittee on Evaluation of Research Proposals and Results and has published extensively on various topics ranging from neonatal physiology, schizophrenia, and analytic practice and theory. His most recent work is on analytic outcome and contact after analysis.

Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to

1. Learn the history of traditional psychoanalytic concepts of termination.

2. Learn the rationale for post-termination follow-up contacts with the analyst.

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 [2] 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.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 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. After submitting a completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a pdf documenting credit via email.

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.

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One Comment on “Termination and Followup with Joe Schachter at NYPSI”

  1. Tamar Schwartz Says:

    Comment from Jane Hall:

    With all due respect to those responding to Otto Kernberg I can only say that as psychoanalysts we should be able to realize that the quest for power is the root of all these problems. We are enacting a childhood game and forgetting that as adults who have been analyzed there are other ways to diminish and to assuage anxiety. Civility seems beyond us as we run to the court to determine who gets the power prize. To think that we keep missing and disguising that fact may mean that psychoanalysis is a failure after all. Thought collectives have become a grown up way to distinguish teams. And we keep on playing and competing instead of cooperating as we fade into the sunset. Is this a clear sign that psychoanalysis really doesn’t work after all? Or is it that archaic theories and techniques become engraved in the minds of training analysts whose need for power keeps the profession in the dark, deprived of the light necessary to growth. I have heard too many stories about the need for second analyses. It is time to question finally just what a training analysis accomplishes. How many can honestly say that anything changed due to this kind of analysis? Wilhelm Reich warned that the negative transference had to be dealt with – but instead we keep on acting it out.


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