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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Ordinary Unconscious Communication in Therapeutic Relations: Back to the Future of Psychoanalysis

2018 Visiting Professor

Anthony Bass, Ph.D.
New York, New York

Saturday, March 17, 2018
2-4 pm

Farmington Hills
*2 CME and CE Credit Hours

The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is honored to have Dr. Anthony Bass with us for the week of March 13 – 17, 2018.

About the presenter:

Anthony Bass, Ph.D., is a faculty member and supervisor at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He is the editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, the International Journal of Relational Perspectives, and a founding and current director of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He leads clinical seminars and workshops throughout the US and Europe focusing on the nature of the relationship between patient and therapist, and the unconscious relationship between patient and analyst. Dr. Bass has written extensively on the psychic process, analytic relations, and the unconscious communications in analysis and therapy. Along with his scholarly achievements, Dr. Bass is in private practice for psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, couples therapy, and works with individuals and groups in supervisory consultation in New York City.

Practice Gap/Need:

The essay examines the ways in which Ferenczi’s radical experiments in analytic technique expanded the possibilities for joint, direct transference/countertransference exploration, illuminating the complex permutations of implicit, as well as expressive and transparent ways therapist and patient can utilize the full range of feelings, thoughts, fantasies, body, and self-states that emerge in the field of analysis and therapy in general.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

a) Identify enactments through a more complete understanding transference/countertransference.

b) Recognize their role in enactments.

c) More effectively utilize countertransference and enactments.