This event is presented by the Denver Psychoanalytic Society
Title: Interpretation in a Changing Landscape featuring Howard B. Levine, MD
Date: October 7, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (MDT)
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Fee: Society Members: $170; Non-members $185; Students $75
Event Link: https://www.denverpsychoanalytic.org/event-5202676
Description: This conference is for all mental health professionals interested in the interpretive process.
Bion (1965) noted that “… no one can ever know what happens in the analytic session, the thing-in-itself, O; we can only speak of what the analyst or patient feels happens, know what the participants say happens, or the emotional state engendered by the verbalization of analyst or patient in the listener.” (p. 33).
In regard to what we might interpret, what we hope that our interpretations will do and our assumptions about the very epistemological ground on which we stand, our understanding of the psyche, language, therapeutic action and much, much more has shifted seismically. This paper will begin to address the complexity revealed by this shift and some of the implications and changes for our understanding of interpretation and the interpretive process, especially when working with patients and psychic organizations that lay beyond neurosis.
Registration is required.