Panel discussion: "How Patients Have Changed Me and How Theories Have Changed Me"
with Melvin Bornstein, M.D., Marvin Margolis, M.D., Ph.D., and Evangeline Spindler, M.D.
Michael Singer, Ph.D., Interviewer/Facilitator
In this panel, we look forward to a personal conversation about experiences of change in the analyst forged in the crucible of the analyst’s experiences with patients and with theories. We will ask three distinguished psychoanalysts to describe some of their most memorable moments of revelation when they came to appreciate the need to change, or re-think, how to work analytically, based on something they had not previously grasped about the needs of an individual patient. We will also explore these analysts’ reflections on how additions to psychoanalytic theory affected them, with this question as a focus for each: are there interventions which you have found useful and effective therapeutically, but for which we do not yet have a scaffolding from psychoanalytic theory? Extra time has been planned to allow discussion of the rich topics opened by the panel.
October 20, 2007
2.5 CME and CE Credit Hours