Scientific Workshop: Constructive Inquiry into the Analyst’s Explicit and Implicit Self-Disclosure, Part 2

Scientific Workshop: Constructive Inquiry into the Analyst’s Explicit and Implicit Self-Disclosure, Part 2

Presenter: Joshua Levy, PhD

Discussant: Audience Participation

Saturday, December 3, 2016: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(1 hour break)

Cost: $175

Open to Members, Guests, TIP Candidates, and ATPPP Trainees. Preregistration is required.

Identifying and understanding the analyst’s self-disclosures that commonly occur during his/her every day analytic practice is quite complex. In this workshop we will examine a variety of self-disclosure, explicit and implicit ones, through reviewing detailed clinical interactions from analysts who adhere to the different analytic perspectives. What constitutes a constructive inquiry into one’s self-disclosures during the vicissitudes of psychoanalysis? is a question that will pervade this workshop.

Many participants in the last year’s workshop requested that we continue the discussion on the key issues that had been raised during the workshop. In this workshop, in the morning, we will have the opportunity to continue the discussion by comparing and debating between a Klienian/ Bionian and Relational approaches to Analysts’ Self-Disclosure. In the afternoon, we focus on a male analyst struggles during an erotic transference of a female patient.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Become more aware of the various manifestations of self-disclosures during every day analytic practice
  2. Learn to assess the consequences of self-disclosures
  3. Stimulate an ongoing discussion of the complex issues related to the Analysts’ self-disclosure


Joshua Levy, PhD

Joshua Levy has published papers on learning and teaching dreams in psychoanalysis, and on supervision. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Toronto Institute for Psychoanalysis, Faculty Member of the TICP, and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Toronto. He also presented workshops on Learning to Appreciate the Multiple Perspectives of Analytic Interactions, Trauma and Dreams in The Psychoanalytic Process in 2011, Analytic Listening in 2012, Analysts Listening to Analysts in 2013 and Dreams Workshop: Understanding and Interpreting Dreams in Psychoanalysis from Freudian and Relational Perspectives: A Comparison in 2014.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available. This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning. Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2016/2017 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

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