Workshop with Mark Solms – January, Shanghai
Neuropsychoanalytic Training Workshop
A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS
January 13-14, 2018
Venue: The venue is located in the Xuhui District, please enquire at the below email address.
Cost: USD 300
The workshop will be presented in English, with translation into local dialect.
Refreshments will be provided.
This workshop will earn CPD points and attendees will also accumulate credit for a clinical register being established by the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. Completion of the workshop will count towards certification when the register opens (there will also be additional requirements, still being determined).
The agenda is subject to change.
DAY 1: THEORECTICAL LESSONS
Session 1 (9:00-12:00)
• The affective basis of consciousness itself (the conscious id)
• The unconscious nature of cognition (the unconscious ego)
• Working memory: the role of consciousness in cognition
Session 2 (12:45-15:45)
• Consolidation, automatization and repression (the ‘cognitive’ and ‘dynamic’ unconscious)
• Reconsolidation (“consciousness arises instead of a memory trace”)
• Repression and defense (the return of the repressed)
Session 3 (16:00-17:30)
• Life’s problems: a taxonomy of drives, instincts and affects
(implications for psychopathology)
DAY 2: CLINICAL LESSONS
Session 4 (9:00 – 11:00)
• Implications of the conscious id for the ‘talking cure’
• Why our patients suffer mainly from feelings
• The meaning of symptoms
• The actual task of psychoanalytic treatment
Session 5 (11:30 – 13:30)
• Countertransference (affective and object-relational dimensions)
• Why transference interpretation is mutative
• Why psychoanalytic treatment takes time: ‘working through’
Session 6 (14:30 – 16:30)
• Case presentation (by a workshop participant) and discussion