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April 19, 2010 Scientific Session

Monday, April 19, 2010
8:15 pm
Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital
131 East 76th Street, New York, NY

Self-Analysis Interminable: The Influence of
the Analyst's Conflicts and Adaptations on
Training and Treatment

Dennis L. Haseley, LCSW, Irwin Hirsch, PhD,*
and Judy L. Kantrowitz,

Chaired by Edward Dewey, PsyD, and Ellie Gelman, PhD
This scientific session has been organized by candidate representatives
of The Psychoanalytic Institute
affiliated with NYU School of Medicine.

Educational Objectives:

After attending this panel, participants should be able to consider the implications
for clinical practice of the analyst’s history and conflicts. They should also be able
to distinguish among different theoretical and clinical approaches to these phenomena,
and have a deeper understanding of their impact on training and supervision.


This panel takes up the challenging issue of the influence of the analyst’s own
conflicts and history on the analytic relationship, on training, and on development
of an analytic identity. Analysts are understood to bring complex motivations, including
personal difficulties, into their choice of this profession. Panelists will discuss how the
analyst’s personal adaptations and conflicts may both impede and enhance his/her
capacity to work with certain patients; whether such adaptations and conflicts always
fall under the heading of counter-transference or sometimes may constitute a distinct
clinical phenomenon; how different theoretical schools conceptualize and work with the
impact of the analyst’s subjectivity and the goals of the analyst’s ongoing self exploration;
and the particular quandaries faced by candidates when considering how much of themselves
to reveal in the course of analytic training.

* By Invitation