This Colloquium will feature a roundtable discussion using Stephen Mitchell’s published clinical work with his patient, “Connie”, to open a dialogue on the topic of relational analytic technique.
There is no need to register for the colloquium. As with previous IARPP colloquia, all IARPP members in good standing will receive the postings via email.
These changes in ways that analysts approach the clinical provoke numerous questions. For instance, given the multiplicity of clinical approaches under the “relational” umbrella, can there be only one relational clinical technique? How does a relational emphasis on spontaneity, improvisation and disclosure meet and transform traditional analytic ways of working clinically? Does it modify traditional ways of working, replace traditional ways of working, or create a productive tension between paradigms? And most basically, how does the relational clinician know what to do in the consulting room?
This colloquium will feature a roundtable discussion format on the topic of relational technique – the what to do and when to do, and when not to do of relational clinical practice. Our distinguished panel will take up these questions, discussing clinical decision making and moments of certainty and uncertainty in the consulting room. Discussion will center around the previously published case of “Connie,” one of Stephen Mitchell’s most extensive clinical case presentations. The IARPP membership is invited to join the conversation and participate in the process of exploring, questioning, and constructing the clinical theories of relational psychoanalysis as they are practiced around the world today.
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute (NIP TI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NIP TI maintains responsibility for the program.
CE Credits: 3
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