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This presentation will focus on an introduction to major clinical concepts from contemporary self psychology and, through the use of verbatim clinical dialogue, study their implications for conducting dynamic psychotherapy and analysis. Emphasizing patient-centered rather than theory-centered treatment, he will focus on implementing an empathic listening stance, responding to resistance and rage, handling selfobject transferences, re-interpreting oedipal development, understanding frustrations and gratifications, and study the meaning and importance of interpretation. Throughout this clinically oriented presentation he will emphasize the impact of the therapist on the treatment process. Participants’ active involvement will be encouraged.
Richard Geist received his undergraduate degree and his doctorate in psychology from Harvard University and for 30 years was Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry (Psychology), Harvard Medical School. He is a founding member, faculty, supervising analyst, and former member of the Board of Directors of The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. In addition he is on the Executive Board of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and is treasurer of that organization. He is also an associate editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.