Margaret Fulton, PH.D., ABPP, LP
Nov 8-10, 2019
Margaret Fulton is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Minneapolis. Having trained at the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, (MICPS), Margaret served on the State Board of Psychology for five years and was on the faculty of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (MPSI) for fifteen years. She is currently a member of the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC) and her interests include the use of language, poetry, and spirituality in psychoanalysis.
Again and Anew: The Opening Phase of Psychoanalysis
To quote Bion, “The sooner we can learn to make the best of a bad job the better; analysis has to be done in this real world, for good or ill.”
In this seminar we will be thinking about and exploring the many complexities, paradoxes, and tensions involved for both analysts and patients in beginning a psychoanalysis. Concepts such as the psychoanalytic setting, contract, and frame; the gathering of the transference(s); the uses of reverie, play, and dreaming; the 3 R’s of regression, resistance, and remembering; as well as, the spectrum of early interpretive communication and action will be used to highlight challenging clinical encounters in deepening an existing treatment and/or beginning a psychoanalysis. Participants will be asked to share clinical vignettes related to their concerns about initiating a psychoanalysis and the challenging conundrums and encounters of the opening phase.
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