BEYOND THE WORDS: IMPLICIT COMMUNICATION IN PSYCHOANALYSIS


The Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
Co-sponsored with the Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW

Presents

Friday Night Dialogue Program
January 22, 2016
8 – 10:00 PM
At Dianne Kaminsky’s residence: 1192 Park Ave, #4E
New York, NY 10128

BEYOND THE WORDS: IMPLICIT COMMUNICATION IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

Presenter: Judith Rustin, LCSW

Cognition, affect, and human intersubjectivity are deeply and inextricably embodied and embedded within a dynamically emergent system. Experience is always an integrated whole with continuous feedback loops of mutual influence among all three dimensions of a person in interaction with his/her environments. This presentation will highlight an appreciation for the complex information systems often running out of awareness in the biology of the bodybrainmind. In the service of these efforts, I will unpack what constitutes implicit experience with specific attention to subsymbolic encoded memory, emotions as subsymbolic phenomena that then form a scaffolding for what may be experienced consciously as feelings, and the usefulness of the concepts of mirror neurons and shared circuitry as an embodied basis for empathy. The specific intent is to address how this awareness expands our capacity to attune relationally to our patients. The aim of this presentation is to show how these ideas can be woven into and integrated into mainstream psychoanalytic practice.

(2.0 Contact Hours Are Approved for this Program)

Who Should Attend: Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners, and family and marriage/couple counselors.

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