Date(s) - 05/04/2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
This program will focus on two clinical phenomena related to addiction in a new and illuminating context, one that addresses both the devotion on the part of both patients and analysts to unconscious fantasies of cure and a dimension of substance abuse in adolescents which involves an unconscious demand that the analyst ‘wake up’ in an effort to arouse an ill or dead internal object in the analytic field.
Dr. Long will explore the ways in which the patient’s unconscious fantasies aobut how to cure their internal objects permeate the treatment and may exert a powerful, often undetected pull on the analyst to join the patient in a shared unconscious fantasy of cure. In Dr. Brady’s presentation, she will discuss the ways in which the analyst is often compelled to come forward as an alive and durable containing object in order to allow new experiences, emotions, and thoughts to emerge in a formerly deadened field.
Afternoon Program (2:00 – 4:00)
Kay Long, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New Haven. She is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department of the Yale School of Medicine, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. Her current teaching and writing interests involve contemporary Kleinian approaches to therapeutic process and change. She serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Psychoanalysis and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is the co-editor (with Penelope Garvey) of the book The Kleinian Tradition: Evolution of Theory and Practice (Karnac, 2018).
Mary Brady, Ph.D. is an adult and child psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco. She is on the Faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She has authored two book, Analytic Engagements with Adolescents: Sex, Gender and Subversion (Routledge, 2018) and The Body in Adolescence: Psychic Isolation and Physical Symptoms (Routledge, 2016)
Irit Feldman, Psy.D.