Sunday, November 6, 2016
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Conference Center at Montclair State University
THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYSIS
THE NEW JERSEY SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
Dr. Donnel Stern
Time, Dissociation, and the Interpersonal Field
Case Presenter, Linda Sofer, LCSW
Dr. Stern’s presentation will contrast chronos (the inexorable, linear time of science) and kairos (the nonlinear time of human experience, which circulates back and forth between past and present). He will take the perspective that dissociation breaks the links between past and present, disabling kairos and thereby disabling the creation of meaning.
As clinicians, we have no way to directly observe or affect time itself; but we do have access to a medium that expresses dissociation, and therefore also time: the interpersonal field. In dissociation, the field is frozen and cannot develop with the spontaneity that it otherwise has. Freeing the interpersonal field, by working with enactments, breaches dissociation and allows time to resume.
A long clinical vignette will illustrate these themes. Along the way we will discuss Freud’s concept of Nachträglichkeit, known as aprés coup in France, and important in today’s international psychoanalytic community.
1. Participants will be able to conceptualize their clinical work, and plan their clinical
practice, in the terms of dissociation theory.
2. Participants will be able to work with their patients with several different conceptions
of time–chronos, kairos, and Nachträglichkeit.
3. Participants will be able to use the concept of the interpersonal field in their clinical
work with patients
Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City; and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is the Founder and Editor of a book series at Routledge, “Psychoanalysis in a New Key” and the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He has authored three books, most recently Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field (2015). He serves on numerous journal editorial boards, has co-edited many books, has published over 100 articles, and is in private practice in New York City
$ 155.00 General Admission, $ 75.00 NJI Candidates
After September 30th,
$ 175.00 General Admission, $80.00 NJI Candidates
5 CEU for NJ Social Workers, 5 NBCC clock hours Counselors