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SCIENTIFIC MEETING – The Unrepresented in the Treatment of an Adult-Gifted-Child

SCIENTIFIC MEETING - The Unrepresented in the Treatment of an Adult-Gifted-Child

Presenter: Dan Traub-Werner, MD, FRCP (Psych)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TPS Scientific Meeting: Open to Members, Affiliates/Guests, TIP Candidates, and ATPPP Trainees only.

The presentation discusses the findings of a three-year analysis followed by a four-year weekly virtual follow-up of a 30-year-old man. A gifted child became an adult capable of structured language. He was a talented musician well known in his field of scientific endeavor but hampered by his inability for imagination, fantasy and affect representation. The separation from the analyst precipitated a life-threatening Eating Disorder. The ED hid an un-acknowledged negative transference that proved impossible to analyze within the virtual frame. The referral to another analyst resulted in a successful termination.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able:

  1. To identify possible limitations of the virtual frame.
  2. To differentiate between represented and unrepresented states.
  3. To understand the limitations of the treatment of unrepresented states.
Daniel Traub-Werner, MD, FRCP (Psych)

Daniel Traub-Werner is a Psychiatrist and a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst. He held several positions in the International Psychoanalytic Association, the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. He published papers in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the International Review of Psychoanalysis and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has an interest in Psychoanalytic Technique and Psychoanalytic Education.

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