Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (ASPP)
A local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS)
A center affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
The 10 Most Popular Articles in Psychoanalysis
A Salon Presented by JoAnn Ponder, PhD
Mondays, April 3, 10, 24, May1, 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3660 Stone Ridge Rd., Ste. D-102, Austin 78746
Discover the 10 most popular articles in the online psychoanalytic library. Explore how psychoanalysis evolved from a one-person psychology to a two-person psychology to an intersubjective process. During this journey through psychoanalytic theory, you’ll grapple with conflicts and controversies in the field, including questions of whether the primary curative factor in treatment is interpretation or relationship. Relevant case examples and learners of all levels welcome!
Participants must attend all 5 sessions to receive 7.5 CE credits
Contact Information for Attendees: Contact JoAnn Ponder, PhD at 512-496-8244 or email@example.com
Participants in this study group will read and explore the 10 most popular articles in the online psychoanalytic library. This journey will allow us to see how psychoanalysis evolved from a one-person psychology to a two-person psychology to an intersubjective process. While the centerpiece of Freud’s theory was the resolution of the oedipal complex, current models privilege the infant-parent relationship. During our journey through psychoanalytic theory, we’ll grapple with conflicts and controversies in the field, including questions of whether the primary curative factor in treatment is interpretation or relationship. Attendees are encouraged to bring relevant case examples to our group sessions. Though it will help if attendees already have some understanding of psychoanalytic theory, learners of all levels are welcome to participate in this study group.
JoAnn Ponder, PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst with more than 20 years of experience in treating children and adults in residential and outpatient settings. She completed postgraduate training in child psychotherapy and adult psychoanalysis at the Center for Psychoanalytic studies in Houston and Austin, where she currently serves on the faculty. She also completed the infant-parent MH Intervention program founded by Ed Tronick at the University of Massachusetts, and the family/couples therapy program at the International Institute of Object Relations Therapy in Bethesda. JoAnn’s publications include an edited book about women’s issues, a journal article about the intergenerational transmission of trauma, and book chapters on adoptive motherhood and treating children who lost parents.
After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:
1) Define the following terms: splitting, introjection, projection, projective identification, paranoid position, and depressive position
2) Describe two examples of attacks on linking
3) Define and distinguish between thoughts and thinking
4) Define the term countertransference and state why it’s important for the clinician to be aware of his/her hateful feelings toward the client
5) Explain the terms holding environment and good-enough mother, and explain their roles in human development
6) Define the term transitional object and describe its purpose in human development
7) Define the term selfobject and describe its role in human development
8) Describe what is meant by implicit relational knowing and how it differs from other relational concepts and self psychology
9) Define the term analytic third and describe two ways of accessing and understanding it in clinical encounters with a client
10) Describe early and later symbolic forms of thirdness, and how the recognition of these states is important in dealings with impasses and enactments in treatment
Reading List by Salon/Class Date:
Klein, M. (1946). Notes on some schizoid mechanisms. International Journal of Psycho- Analysis. 27: 99-110.
Bion, W.R. (1959). Attacks on linking. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 40: 308-315.
Bion, W.R. (1962). The psycho-analytic study of thinking. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 43: 306-310.
Winnicott, D.W. (1949). Hate in the counter-transference. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 30: 69-74.
Winnicott, D.W. (1960). The theory of the parent-infant relationship. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 41: 585-595.
Winnicott, D.W. (1953). Transitional objects and transitional phenomena—A study of the first not-me possession. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 34: 89-97.
Kohut, H. & Wolf, E.S. (1978). The disorders of the self and their treatment: An outline.
International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 59: 413-425.
Stern, D.N., Sander, L.W., Nahum, J.P., Harrison, A.M., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A.C.,
Bruschweilerstern, N. & Tronick, E.Z. (1998). Non-interpretive mechanisms in psychoanalytic therapy: The “something more” than interpretation. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis.79: 903-921.
Ogden, T.H. (1994). The analytic third: Working with intersubjective clinical facts. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 75: 3-19.
Benjamin, J. (2004). Beyond doer and done to: An intersubjective view of thirdness.
Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 73: 5-46.