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The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy and Human Goodness: Theory and Techniques

Challenging the naturalistic and value-free stance of psychoanalytic theory, this presentation proposes that a particular view of what constitutes a “good’ human being can be discerned by briefly reviewing the views of Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Erikson, and Bion. Potential criticisms will also be addressed. The impact of moral values upon clinical work and different ways in which the concept of human goodness plays a role in the conduct of psychotherapy will be highlighted. The presentation will offer ample clinical vignettes to underscore and illustrate its theoretical and technical proposals.

Date:      Friday, March 12h, 2010

Place:     The Academy House (Lower Level)
             1420 Locust Street
             Philadelphia, PA 19102

Time:     1:00pm-5:00pm (Registration & Light Lunch at 12:30)

Phone:   215-735-9096 (Academy House) or 215-450-9941 (Marion’s cell)

Learning Objectives:
Upon Completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Enumerate the components of human goodness.

  • List the ways in which this concept impacts upon clinical work.

  • Empathize with patients who have difficulty tolerating goodness in themselves/others.

  • Utilize the foregoing knowledge to provide better care for patients in psychotherapy.

Our Presenter: Salman Akhtar, MD
Dr. Akhtar is a Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is recognized internationally as a path-breaking voice in psychoanalysis and in the diagnostic study of patients with character pathology. He has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. His more than 300 publications include 10 books-as well as 29 edited or co-edited volumes. He has published 6 collections of poetry and serves as Scholar-In-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He is the recipient of numerous awards for distinguished contributions and as an outstanding teacher. In his most recent honor, his portrait was hung at Jefferson.

CE Credits
This activity is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. NAAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides four (4) hours of CE credits for Psychologists and Social Worker Board licensees..

FEES: $125 (Enrollment is limited.)
Participants requesting CE credits will be charged an additional $20 ($5 for each credit).

To register, go to http://www.thejungclub.com.  Print out registration form and mail with check to;

      PPS, c/o Dr. Marion Rudin Frank,

      250 S.17th Street, Suite 101,

      Phila.Pa. 19103.

      Or call 215-545-7800