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Working with Individuals and Couples


Donald Winnicott and Jacques Lacan have been recognized as two of the greatest psychoanalytic originals since Freud and Jung. English-speaking clinicians have been receptive to Winnicott but avoidant towards Lacan due to his recondite style of writing. Both men were critical of mainstream psychoanalysis, experimented with time boundaries, and introduced new constructs. In this seminar, we will use the more familiar British concepts as a counterpart, and go through Winnicott to Lacan, contrasting their views of the mirror stage, of selfhood vs. subjectivity, of clinical diagnosis, of the goals of treatment, and therapeutic technique. Although their perspectives are typically seen as antithetical to each other, we will see how they are in some ways complementary or mutually limiting. Case examples (one of an individual treatment and one of a couple) in which both of these great traditions supply important ideas, will be presented. Some have described this approach as a "Squiggle game" between Winnicott--the analyst of devotion, and Lacan-- the analyst of desire.

Date:    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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:

  1. Describe the "mirror stage" as defined by Winnicott and by Lacan, and to identify the implications of this stage for clinical practice..

  2. Distinguish between the goals of treatment in Winnicott and Lacan, and understand the benefits of both in therapeutic work.

  3. Identify Lacan's concept of the "3 registers" (Symoblic, Imaginary, and Real) and explore some ways it can expand clinical effectiveness in the treatment of individuals and couples.

  4. Explain Winnicott's use of the countertransference and Lacan's ideas about the "family curse" in terms of their application in the treatment of individuals and couples.

Our Presenter: Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D. is on the Clinical Faculty of the Dept of Psychiatry at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She is the author of The Family Interpreted: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Family Therapy (Basic Books, 1992) and Schopenhauer’s Porcupines (2002) which has been translated into 6 languages. Dr. Luepnitz is one of the few Americans to have had both a Middle Group and a Lacanian personal analysis. She has worked for many years to foster a dialogue between the French and Anglo-American traditions. She was a contributing author to the Cambridge Companion to Lacan. Her article “Thinking In the Space between Winnicott and Lacan” was published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2009. Dr. Luepnitz launched I.F.A. (Insight For All) a group of analysts who work pro bono with formerly homeless adults now living at Philadelphia's Project H.O.M.E. Proceeds from her books go to Project H.O.M.E. Dr. Luepnitz is known for being able to explain difficult Lacanian constructs in clear terms.

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