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Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: On The Way to Relatedness & Intimacy Through Heartache and Symbolization
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On the Way to Relatedness and Intimacy Through Pivotal Affects and Symbolization: A Developmental Journey Through Heartache with Klein-Winnicott--Kavaler-Adler Dialectics

3/20/2016
When: March 20, 2016
5-7 PM
Where: AperiTivo Restaurant
48th Street and Third Avenue
New York, New York  10022
United States
Presenter: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA
Contact: NYSPA Central Office
518-437-1040

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The Division of Psychoanalysis of the New York State Psychological Association is pleased to present another fabulous Sunday Soiree 

On the Way to Relatedness and Intimacy Through Pivotal Affects and Symbolization:

A Developmental Journey Through Heartache with Klein-Winnicott--Kavaler-Adler Dialectics

Presented by:  Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA

Dr. Kavaler-Adler will speak about the interaction of the clinical theories of two major British Theorists: Melanie Klein and D. W. Winnicott, as well as the integrated evolution of the dialectic between these theories in her own theory of Developmental Mourning, as more fully articulated in her two latest books:  "The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic..." (Karnac,2014) and "The Anatomy of Regret" (Karnac 2013).  The talk will offer vivid clinical examples, which speak through the patients, and the patients in interaction with the analyst.  Winnicott's (1968) "object survival" will be developmentally and clinically integrated with Melanie Klein's (1940) "mourning." This integration, and interaction, captures the essence of working with the aggression of a Self that has been traumatically disrupted within its early development.

Susan Kavaler-Adler, Ph.D., ABPP, D. Litt., NCPsyA, is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Training and Supervising Analyst, who has practiced for 40 years.  She is a Fellow of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, a New York State chartered psychoanalytic institute (founded 1991).  Dr. Kavaler-Adler is a teacher, theorist, clinical practitioner and author of Object Relations Theory, always integrating the British and American schools of Object Relations theory, as well as integrating the individual British theorists.  She offers her own body of integrative theory in her five books, and in her 60 journal articles and edited book chapters (descriptions and references www.kavaleradler.com).  Dr. Kavaler-Adler has won 15 awards for her writing in our field, including a 2004 Gradiva Award for her Routledge book (2003):  "Mourning, Spirituality, and Psychic Change: A New Object Relations View of Psychoanalysis."  She conducts monthly supervisory groups online and in person, a meditative visualization therapy and mourning group, and a writing group.  

Registration Fees

$20 NYSPA Psychoanalysis Division Members
$40 NYSPA Members not in Division include ECP's (includes 2016 division membership)
$25 Psychoanalytic Candidates (must identify training institute)
$15 Students (must identify school/degree program)
$50 Non-NYSPA Members

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