The “Not I” Patient with Susan Finkelstein of IPTAR

THE “NOT I” PATIENT: Instructor: Susan Finkelstein, LCSW, Wednesdays, October 18, 25 November 1,8,15, 830-10pm, 771 West End Avenue

The “Not I” patient is the clinical representation of the traumatized ‘ mouth’ depicted by Samuel Beckett in his play of the same name, whose experience of pain is disembodied and disowned. These sado-masochistic parts of the self become part of the transference /counter-transference dynamic but neither patient nor analyst are aware of them or want to experience them, resulting in mutual enactments.
The class will use clinical vignettes from both the instructor and participants to illustrate and understand the unconscious anxieties and primitive defense of projective identification of these unmetabolized experiences that prevent deeper understanding and working through.

We will read some excerpts from Samuel Beckett’s one act play, “Not I” to learn the concepts of denial, projective identification and intrusive introjection, as well as articles by James Grotstein, Albert Mason and Wifred Bion.
7.5 Contact Hours = 7.5 CE Credits
Teaching Method: Lecture and Discussion with Clinical Examples
Learning objectives:
1) Participants will define the defensive function of unconscious primitive anxieties as they arise in the treatment room and disrupt understanding and working through.
2) Participants will learn clinical techniques to contain and analyze unconscious enactments between patient and analyst.

Susan Finkelstein, LCSW, is the Director of Understanding Primitive Mental States, where she teaches study groups on Contemporary Freudian and Kleinian Theory and Technique. She is a full member of IPTAR and a Training Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society. She presents and publishes on claustro-agoraphobia, schizoid phenomena, and The Internal Object at APSA, CIPS and IPA Congresses. She is in private practice in psychoanalysis and supervision in New York
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Course Fee:: For IPTAR and CAP members and candidates this course is $200. For candidates and members of other institutes, this course is$299
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