Fall Conference – A Second Look: A Relational Winnicottian Reflects on Theory and Clinical Practice by Joyce Slochower Ph.D., ABPP

3 CEU’s

What does it mean to work from a Winnicottian perspective in a contemporary relational world?  Is psychoanalytic process organized around making symbolic maternal repair for relational trauma?  And how has contemporary thinking altered that perspective?  In this presentation, Joyce Slochower, a relational Winnicottian scholar and clinician, takes a second look at these and related questions.  In this context Joyce reviews Winnicott’s formulation of holding and her own expanded understanding of holding from a relational perspective—what it looks like in the consulting room and what creates its underlying therapeutic function.  Finally, Joyce reflects critically on her own formulation. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe Winnicott’s theory of analytic holding.
2. Assess the relational critique of Winnicottian holding.
3. Discuss Slochower’s reformulation of holding from a relational perspective.

Joyce Slochower Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY; faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program, Steven Mitchell Center, National Training Program of NIP, Philadelphia Center for Relational Studies & and PINC in San Francisco.  She is the author of Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (1996; & 2014) and Psychoanalytic Collisions (2006 & 2014) and co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of “De-idealizing Relational Theory: a Critique from Within” and “Decentering Relational Theory: a Comparative Critique” (2017). She is in private practice in New York City where she sees individuals and couples, runs supervision and study groups.  

References:
Aron, L., Grand, S., and Slochower, J. (Eds.). (2018).  De-idealizing Relational Theory: A Critique from Within.  New York:  Routledge.  

Aron, L., Grand, S., and Slochower, J. (Eds.). (2018).  Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique.  New York:  Routledge. Slochower, J. (2014).  Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (2nd edition).  New York: Routledge. 

Slochower, J. (2014).  Psychoanalytic Collisions (2nd edition). New York:  Routledge.

Leichsenring, F. & Rabung, S. (2008).  The effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: A meta-analysis.  Journal of the American Medical Association. 




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Date/Time
Date(s) - November 2, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location
The Hope Club (please no jeans/sneakers)
6 Benevolent St.
Providence, RI

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