Videoconference: Psychoanalytic Technique – Understanding the Clinical Relevance of Concepts-Fred Busch


Dates: Tuesdays, October 27, 2020*; November 3, 10, 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (EST); 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (PST)
*Daylight saving time

Fred Busch, PhD

COURSE DESCRIPTION:In this survey seminar, we will first discuss a contemporary view of Freudian technique based on the development of a psychoanalytic mind in the patient, so that the freedom to think and feel what previously seemed toxic is integrated into a freer mind. What will also be discussed are ways of working empathically within a Freudian model and going deeper by going slower. We will then briefly examine Bion’s concept of reverie, especially in the way it is presented by post-Bionians. While the interest in reverie has exploded, its meaning and the technique have not been thoroughly examined.