“The Couch and the Cushion: What Psychoanalysts and Meditators Can Learn From Each Other,” Axel Hoffer, Ph.D.

Wednesday Night Lecture: Dec. 4

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

The practices of both Buddhist meditation and Psychoanalysis are deeply concerned with human suffering. Yet their approaches to it are very different. Their similarities and differences will be explored along with what each discipline can learn from the other.

Axel Hoffer, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the PINE Psychoanalytic Center in Boston, MA. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His interests and writing have been on psychoanalytic neutrality, on the “fundamental rule” of psychoanalysis (“free association and evenly-hovering attention”), on the relationship between Freud and Ferenczi and, more recently, on the mind of the meditator.

Program Description

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Date(s) - December 4, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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