IARTA are delighted to offer its qualified members the chance to attend a workshop with Donnel Stern
Workshop Title: Dissociation, Enactment, and Witnessing: Theory.
The theory of unformulated experience (experiences we have not yet reflected upon and put into words) leads to certain ways of understanding clinical process. I will explain the significance of enactment in this view, the definition of enactment as the interpersonalization of dissociation, and the significance of what I have called “witnessing” in life and the clinical process. I will compare my conception of dissociation and enactment with projective identification, and will explain the consequences of my views for our conceptions of unconscious conflict , phantasy, and interpretation.
Date: SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 2012
Venue: Ramada Jarvis Hotel – Ealing, London.
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: £130 (Lunch provided)
Numbers for this event are strictly limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. To book please use the Paypal button below.
Donnel Stern, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst and member of the Faculty, at the William Alanson White Institue in New York City; and Adjunct Clinical Professor and Supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is the Editor of a book series at Routledge, "Psychoanalysis in a New Key," which has 15 volumes in print and another 10 in various stages of preparation. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis, published by The Analytic Press in 1997, and Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment, published by Routledge in 2010. He is the co-editor ofThe Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis (1995) and Pioneers of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, (1995), both published by The Analytic Press;) and he is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. Her serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is Editor Emeritus of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and serves on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In 2005, he received the First Biannual Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychoanalyis, presented by Section V of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. He is in private practice in New York.