When Psychoanalysts Believed in Magic

Click Here to Read:  When Psychoanalysts Believed in Magic: Sigmund Freud told Carl Jung it was important to keep sexuality at the center of the human psyche, rather than anything spiritualist by By: Livia Gershon on the JStor website on January 22, 2019.

Group photo in front of Clark University: Front row: Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, C. G. Jung; Back row: Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sándor Ferenczi.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The Frame – Part II at CFS

Psychoanalytic Brooklyn: Invites you to a Continuing Education Seminar The Frame – Part II * Friday, February 15, 2019 1:00 to 2:30pm

* As each session stands on its own, the first is not a prerequisite for the second.

We’re familiar with the usual ways patients use the frame to communicate with us – lateness, cancellations, payment issues, etc. But what about the more subtle, idiosyncratic ways? Where and how a patient sits? How s/he enters and leaves? Eating/drinking in sessions, behaviors in our waiting room, use of the bathroom, etc. As clinicians, we open ourselves up to observing – warmly, non-judgmentally, compassionately – all the ways our patients communicate with us. Continue reading The Frame – Part II at CFS

How Parent-Infant Therapy Informs Work with Children and Adults at CFS

Psychoanalytic Brooklyn Invites you to an Early Spring Sunday Salon
in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Sunday, March 24th, 2019 10:00am to 3:00pm

How Parent-Infant Therapy Informs Work with Children and Adults

In parent-infant work, the clinician encounters an infant, one or more caretakers and a problem as straightforward as difficulty with sleep or feeding or as frightening as failure to thrive.   The trained observer meets pathology in an emergent state, intricate processes—interpersonal, intrapsychic, biopsychosocial—at the root of the crisis.  Interpretations, clarifications or shared observations—in a context of safety and trust—can Continue reading How Parent-Infant Therapy Informs Work with Children and Adults at CFS