“Clinical Implications of Winnicott’s Self-Actualization Theory,” Peter Lawner, Ph.D.

Wednesday Night Lecture: Oct. 2

1.5 Continuing Education Credits (Sponsored by Div. 39 APA)

  • RIAPP Members: No charge
  • Non-members: $20 at the door
  • Grad Student/Psychiatry Resident: Complimentary with ID

“Clinical Implications of Winnicott’s Self-Actualization Theory”

There are therapeutic  principles in Winnicott’s self-actualization theory that parallel his understanding of conditions that promote development of a person’s vitality, authenticity, and creativity or, contrastingly, self-disablement.  We relate these principles to clients’/patients’ difficulties in ” being alone”  in the presence of another;   being spontaneous, authentic, and creative; and to therapists’ transparency via verbalizing deliberations in their clinical decision-making.

Peter Lawner, Ph.D. serves as Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, the Faculty at MIP, Supervisor at Cambridge Hospital, and Coordinator, the Paul Roazen Group on the History of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Formerly in Boston, faculty at PINE and faculty and supervisor for 25 years at MGH’s Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; in New York City, Director, NYU’s Doctoral Psychology Clinic.

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Date(s) - October 2, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Central Congregational Church
296 Angell Street (Diman Street entrance)
Providence, Rhode Island

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