Natives, Aliens and Immigrants: New Ways to Deal with Trauma & Embodiment and Trauma from a Clinical Perspective: Psychoanalysis with a Severely Traumatized Patient | View Full Calendar
Presented by Werner Bohleber, Ph.D. and Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, PhD (Pre-registration has closed)
(Pre-registration has closed)
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8-10 PM
New Ways to Deal with Trauma
Presenter: Werner Bohleber, Ph.D.
Conceptualizing traumatic phenomena can be complex and difficult. Sudden intrusions of traumatic memories can further mental integration and the discovery of meaning but at the same time disrupt and overwhelm the patient. Different treatment approaches are discussed, specific strategies of interpretation described and particular attention paid to enactments in the treatment.
Werner Bohleber, Ph.D., is psychoanalyst in private practice in Frankfurt, Germany, Training and Supervising Analyst, former President of the German Psychoanalytical Association (DPV) and in 2007 he received the American Psychoanalytic Association’s prestigious Mary Sigourney Award for outstanding contribution to psychoanalysis. He is the main editor of the German psychoanalytic journal Psyche and co-chair of the International Council of Editors of Psychoanalytic Journals. His research subjects and main publication themes are: late adolescence and young adulthood; psychoanalytic theory; history of psychoanalysis in Germany; transgenerational consequences of the Nazi period; nationalism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism; trauma and violence; religious fundamentalism and terrorism. His last book in English: Destructiveness, Intersubjectivity, and Trauma: The Identity Crisis of Modern Psychoanalysis. London (Karnac) 2010.
Embodiment and Trauma from a Clinical Perspective: Psychoanalysis with a Severely Traumatized Patient
Presenter: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber Ph.D
The presenter addresses the successive analytical process of understanding “embodied memories” and their “working through” in the analytic relationship. This allows traumatized patients to better integrate dissociative states, fragmentations of the self and internal objects. Clinical material is utilized to illustrate the process.
Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber Ph.D., is former director of the Sigmund-Freud-Institute in Frankfurt, Germany (2001-2016), professor emerita for psychoanalysis at the University of Kassel. She is training and supervision analyst of the German Psychoanalytical Association (DPV) and Vice Chair for Europe of the Research Board of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Her areas of exploration are psychoanalytic developmental research, prevention studies, interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysis and literature, educational sciences and the neurosciences. She has published numerous articles and authored or edited 50 books. Currently she is responsible for several large research projects e.g FIRST STEPS- a prevention project for immigrant families and STEP-BY-STEP, a pilot project for supporting refugees in a first arrival institution. She received the American Psychoanalytic Association’s prestigious Mary Sigourney Award in 2016 for outstanding contribution to psychoanalysis.
As a result of attending this program the participant should be able to:
- · Develop new ways of conceptualizing trauma psychoanalytically
- · Utilize new techniques to manage the impact of sudden intrusive memories
- · Develop attunement to subtle bodily (embodied) responses hitherto unrepresented in images and language in the patient.
$20 with 2 CE/CME credits
Free attendance without CE/CME credit