Presenter: Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly PhD, FIPA
Date: Friday, January 19, 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TPS Scientific Workshop: Limited Spaces available. Open to 14 TPS Members and 3 Senior TIP Candidates.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – Registration deadline is one week prior to the workshop. Preregistration is required.
A Group of 14-16 psychoanalysts will use a brief history and verbatim material prepared by a presenting analyst from the opening sessions and from two later points in a psychoanalysis. Within the timeframe of ten-twelve hours, led by a Moderator and with summaries by a Reporter, the group looks closely at what happens to the analyst, the patient, and the analytic couple in order to refine clinical observation and communication.
The Three Level Model for Observing Patients’ Transformations was developed by the IPA Committee on Clinical Observation to assess change in psychoanalysis. This methodology seeks to acknowledge the richness of clinical experience by considering multiple dimensions of psychic functioning. The workshop creates a space to share theoretical approaches in a respectful way that provides the opportunity for the clarification of concepts through reference to the shared clinical material.
Using the model’s format and questions as a basis for discussion of the clinical material, transformations in the patient’s psychic functioning and in the analytic process are observed: a method that allows psychoanalysts to identify more precisely what changes have, and have not (or not yet) occurred.
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Work with a clinical history and verbatim material from three or four sessions to observe what happens to the analyst, the patient, and the analytic couple in order to refine clinical observation and communication.
- Acknowledge the richness of clinical experience by considering multiple dimensions of psychic functioning, sharing theoretical approaches in a respectful way that provides the opportunity for the clarification of concepts through reference to the shared clinical material.
- Use the model’s format and questions as a basis for discussion of changes in the patient’s psychic functioning, and thus to identify more precisely what changes have, and have not (or not yet) occurred in the patient and the analytic process.
Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly PhD, FIPA
Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly, Ph.D. is a training and supervising psychoanalyst in the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, in private practice in Toronto, Canada. She is Past-President of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Associate Director of the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis, member of the International Psychoanalytic Association Committee on Clinical Observation, past Chair of the North American Working Party Steering Committee. Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly is on the Executive Editorial Board of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and on the editorial Boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. Among her publications are “Keats’s Oral Imagination: ‘Tis not through envy’” (Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 1986); “Sado-masochism in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre: ‘A Ridge of Lighted Heath’” (International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 1993); Editor, Essential Papers on Masochism (New York University Press, 1995); “Narrative, Now and Then: A Critical Realist Approach” (International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 1996); “Creativity and oedipal fantasy in Austen’s Emma” (International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2003) “Masochistic Character and Psychic Change in Austen’s Mansfield Park”, (International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2005); “Object Loss, renewed Mourning and Psychic Change in Jane Austen’s Persuasion”, (International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2007); “Aesthetic Ambiguity and Sibling Jealousy in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice” (Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 2009); Chapter III “A Traumatized Patient in Analysis: Observing Patients’ Transformations” in Time for Change: Tracking Transformations in Psychoanalyses: The Three-Level Model (Karnac Press,
This event is eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour). 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.
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