A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychosis
Several theories can be seen as converging towards a psychoanalytic understanding of the psychoses. The work of Melanie Klein, and its seminal influence on clinicians’ understanding of the primitive processes of splitting and projective identification, will be traced through the clinical contributions of first, Bion, and then Kernberg, L. B. Boyer, Fromm-Reichmann, Searles and Pao. Contemporary analysts Bollas, Resnik and Jackson will also be read, as will the University of Turku’s thirty-year ongoing study of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with schizophrenic patients. Clinical material from the readings and from class participants wishing to present material will be discussed.
Patricia L. Gibbs, Ph.D.
Mondays, February 24-April 7, 2003
6 Sessions Fee: $150
Farmington Hills 8-9:30 p.m.
To register, please call (248) 851-3380