The Dream Cycle of the Analytic Couple: a talk by Steven Ellman with an introduction by Sheldon Bach Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:30pm, at the New School, Starr Foundation Hall, UL 102, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Dr. Ellman’s presentation will explore the analytic process as analogous to the manner in which the dream is an integrated part of a person’s sleep and waking experience. He will postulate that in optimal circumstances the dream is a welcome part of human life, but that unfortunately this is often not the case, as many adults suffer from some type of dreaming (sleep) disturbances. He will show how these disturbances mirror the difficulties in transference-countertransference cycles. He will demonstrate how conceptually enduring transference-countertransference states allow patients to experience their dreams, and he will explain how dreams are discharged in a manner that is parallel to difficulties in tolerating transference manifestations.
Dr. Ellman has published more than 100 papers on psychoanalysis, experiments in sleep and dreams, and the neurophysiology of motivation. His seven critically acclaimed books include The Mind in Sleep, Freud’s Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective, and When Theories Touch: A Historical and Theoretical Integration of Psychoanalytic Thought. Dr. Ellman is a training and supervising analyst at IPTAR, and was twice its President. Dr. Ellman is also Professor-Emeritus at the Graduate School of City University of New York, and Clinical Professor at New York University Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He was co-founder and the first President of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS).
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