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2022-2023 Course Registration

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 11 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • JCFS 216 W. Jackson Blvd & via Zoom

    Alan Bass, PhD

    June 10-11, 2023

    JCFS/216 W. Jackson/Suite #700




    Dr. Bass is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, where he is a training analyst and faculty member of IPTAR (the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research).  He is also a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, and is on the graduate philosophy faculty of the New School for Social Research.  He is the author of three books (Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care; and Fetishism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy) and the translator of four books by Jacques Derrida.

    Seminar Title: Freud's Metapsychology

    Seminar Description: The seminar will explain why Freud developed the theory of mind he called metapsychology, and then will delve into its various aspects from the beginning to the end of Freud's writings.  The emphasis will be on why this is a living theory, with important clinical ramifications. 

    Selected Readings: All from the Standard Edition of Freud:

    -Project for a Scientific Psychology, S.E. 1.

    -"The Neuro-Psychoses of Defense," S.E. 3.

    -The Aetiology of Hysteria, S.E. 3.

    -The Interpretation of Dreams, Chap. 7.  S.E. 5

    -"Instincts and Their Vicissitudes," S.E. 14.

    -"Repression," S.E. 14.

    -"The Unconscious," S.E.14.

    -Beyond the Pleasure Principle, S.E. 18.

    -"Neurosis and Psychosis," and "The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis," S.E. 19.

    -An Outline of Psychoanalysis, Chap. 8, S.E. 23.

Past Courses

13 May 2023 Seminar: Personality Differences and Their Implications for Psychotherapy (Nancy McWilliams, PhD)
22 Apr 2023 Seminar: When the Action is in the Interaction; The Origins of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis and its Recent Innovations (Christopher Bonovitz, PsyD)
4 Mar 2023 Seminar: Winnicott and a Relational Holding Model (Joyce Slochower, PhD)
4 Feb 2023 Seminar: The Contemporary significance of Lacan’s Approach to Psychoanalysis: The DeathDrive Reconsidered (David Lichtenstein, PhD)
3 Dec 2022 Seminar: Only That Breath Breathing Human Being: Psychoanalysis, Religious Ideation, and Spiritual Experience (Claude Barbre, PhD)
16 Oct 2022 Case Conference with Suzanne Rosenfeld, MD (2022-23)
8 Oct 2022 Seminar: Intensive psychotherapy as “mutual adventure”: Frieda Fromm-Reichmann’s pioneering approach (Gail Hornstein, PhD)
24 Sep 2022 Seminar: Perpetrator Ghosts, Persecutory Objects: the inheritance of history (Sue Grand, PhD)
4 Sep 2022 Case Conference with Margaret Fulton, PhD (2022-23)
25 Jun 2022 Seminar: The psychoanalytic moment. Quantity, Affect, Representation, Time (Dominique Scarfone, MD)
7 May 2022 Seminar: Decolonizing the clinical space (Nina Thomas, PhD)
9 Apr 2022 Seminar: The Therapy Relationship: Countertransference, A Dialogue of Unconsciouses and the Uses of the Self (Anthony Bass, PhD)
12 Mar 2022 Seminar: Enhanced Couple Therapy: Integrating the Psychodynamic (Peter Reiner, PhD, LMFT)
19 Feb 2022 Seminar: Race, Social Class, and Culture in Psychoanalytic Therapy (Neil Altman, PhD)
29 Jan 2022 Seminar: Negative Impact and Radical Openness in the Psychoanalytic Process (Anton Hart, PhD, FABP, FIPA)
11 Dec 2021 Seminar: Psychoanalysis and Climate Justice (Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD)
13 Nov 2021 Seminar: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Processes (Richard Chefetz, MD)
2 Oct 2021 Case Conference with Frank Summers, PhD (2021-22)
19 Sep 2021 Case Conference with Margaret Fulton, PhD (2021-22)
12 Jun 2021 Freud's Cases (Alan Bass, PhD)
15 May 2021 Aesthetic Sensibilities, Primary Process, and Metaphor (Marilyn Charles,PhD)
20 Mar 2021 Trauma, Shame, and Mourning (Peter Shabad, PhD)
6 Feb 2021 Projective Identification, Enactment, Reverie And Interpretation (Joseph Newirth, PhD)
16 Jan 2021 Psychoanalysis and the Body: Conversion in Freud and Lacan (Jamieson Webster, PhD)
5 Dec 2020 Melanie Klein and The Contemporary Kleinians: Beginning Theory and Technique (Lynne Zeavin, PsyD)
7 Nov 2020 The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst, Enactment and Narrative: The Shift from Epistemology to Ontology in Psychoanalysis (Robert Grossmark, PhD)
17 Oct 2020 The emergent properties of the interpersonal field (Donnel Stern, PhD)
2 Oct 2020 Case Conference with Peter Shabad, PhD
12 Sep 2020 Case Conference with Frank Summers, PhD
13 Jun 2020 Developments of Kleinian Thought
16 May 2020 The Aesthetic Conflict and the Claustrum: Exploring Donald Meltzer’s Contribution to Psychoanalysis
25 Apr 2020 Freud for Thinking Clinicians
7 Mar 2020 Erotic Revelations: What Countertransferences Can Illuminate
8 Feb 2020 Understanding and Treating Adult Onset Trauma
18 Jan 2020 Comparative Psychoanalytic Field Theory
8 Dec 2019 Case Conference with Peter Shabad, PhD
8 Nov 2019 Again and Anew: The Opening Phase of Psychoanalysis
5 Oct 2019 Case Conference with Frank Summers, PhD
25 Jan 2019 Seminar: The Phenomenology of the First Encounter (Suzanne Rosenfeld, MD)

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