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Scientific Workshop – An Examination of Contemporary Theory and Practice Through a Comparative Critique of some Major Psychoanalytic Schools

Scientific Workshop - An Examination of Contemporary Theory and Practice Through a Comparative Critique of some Major Psychoanalytic Schools

Presenter: Don Carveth

Saturday, January 26, 2019: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required.
Please email the TPS&I directly at psychoanalyst@bellnet.ca to register.

Limited to 20 registrants. Open to Members, Affiliates/Guests, TIP Candidates, and ATPPP Trainees.

In this workshop the main themes of Don Carveth’s PSYCHOANALYTIC THINKING: A Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2018) will be explored.

Since the classical Freudian and ego psychology paradigms lost their position of dominance in the late 1950s, psychoanalysis became a multi-paradigm science with those working in the different frameworks increasingly engaging only with those in the same or related intellectual “silos.”

Beginning with Freud’s theory of human nature and civilization, Carveth proceeds to review and critically evaluate a series of major post-Freudian contributions to psychoanalytic thought.

In response to the defects, blind spots, and biases in Freud’s work, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion, Jacques Lacan, Erich Fromm, Donald Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, Heinrich Racker, Ernest Becker, amongst others, offered useful correctives and innovations that are, nevertheless, themselves in need of remediation for their own forms of one-sidedness.

Through comparative exploration, what is enduringly valuable in these diverse psychoanalytic contributions may be clarified, as well as the dialectically deconstructive method of critique that Carveth sees as central to psychoanalytic thinking at its best.

It can enrich the experience of taking part in the workshop if one has had a chance to look at Don Carveth’s book: PSYCHOANALYTIC THINKING: A Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice, Routledge, 2018.

Pre-registration required: please email the TPS&I at psychoanalyst@bellnet.ca to register.

Donald L. Carveth, PhD, RP, FIPA

Donald L. Carveth is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought, York University; Training & Supervising Analyst, Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis; Faculty, TPS&I.

The Scientific Meetings and Workshops are eligible for Section 1 CME credits.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2018/2019 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount. Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

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