An Analyst’s Transformation through an Intersubjective Dyadic Experience
Dr. de Pottel will present a case that illustrates how she deepened her knowledge and connection to intersubjective theory/technique. Her professional growth facilitated her ability to be within the intersubjective dyad while experiencing overwhelming anxiety. Out of this intensity, a primitively felt, but not yet verbal, power struggle emerged within the dyad: analyst and patient struggled with felt-to-be unacceptable aggressive aspects of themselves. The author will share rich clinical material that shows the patient’s emerging transformation and will address the analyst's transformation, as well.
- Understand how the Analyst/Therapist can be transformed during a patient’s treatment
- Learn to tolerate difficult emotions and transform them into useful interventions for the patient
- Integrate new and different theoretical perspectives best suited for the patient’s treatment
Caroline de Pottel , Ph.D., LCSW, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at SDPC where she is currently serving as Co-Director of Training and Education. She has presented papers at numerous conferences nationally and internationally
Sanford Shapiro, M.D. is the author of Talking With Patients -- A Self Psychological View. He is a training and supervising analyst at SDPC, at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, and at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.