The New School for Analytical Psychology invites you to attend our four month seminar series:
Neglected Perspectives in Psychoanalysis
In these intimate Saturday morning seminars, each of our analysts will give voice to the ideas they find passionately and ethically engaging. Each seminar will involve short presentations or lectures, some with PowerPoint and use of cinema or other media. The presentations will be followed by group discussion focusing on the challenging questions that we as clinicians must face in these times.
|Explorations of the Waning of the Anthropocene
January 16, 2016
|Shame and Responsibility in a Neoliberal World
February 20, 2016
|What has love got to do with it? Neighborly love in psychoanalytic contexts.
March 19, 2016
|‘Dreaming’ for the Culture –
Awakening Truth Amidst Personal & Collective Despair & Denial
April 16, 2016
Space is Limited to 12 People, So Early Registration is Encouraged.
…and you may see that the blot on the floor is a skull gazing back at you.
The viewer must be willing to search out this unexpected and neglected perspective in order for the anamorphic skull to be revealed. This reminder of Death undercuts our commonplace assumption that we have mastery over our lives and our discourses.
January 16, 2016
Explorations of the Waning of the Anthropocene
Presented by Ladson Hinton
We will explore the difficulties of our age, reflecting upon the dimensions of its flaws and future. Utilizing the thought of Wolfgang Giegerich and Bernard Stiegler and others, we will consider the dilemmas that we face. Is this the end of the Anthropocene, of our own era? What attitudes might be most helpful in the presence of the horizon of uncertainty that we share? Readings will be sent to participants a month prior to the seminar.
February 20, 2016
Shame and Responsibility in a Neoliberal World
Presented by Sharon R. Green
Human mortality is the ultimate limit to temporality. Nachträglichkeit is a dynamic in which memories are in constant temporal flux, with meaning always deferred into some indefinite future, with no final ground or presence. Eluding our conscious control and desire for mastery, this process generates anxiety and shame. Through Nachträglichkeit, it becomes possible to take responsibility – not just for present and future actions – but also for past actions. This entails facing the shame of our existential vulnerability and lack. Only through assuming full responsibility for our actions, can we live an ethical life. In our contemporary neoliberal world, the value of shame has been forgotten with the ever-increasing pressures of consumerism and the digitalization of inter-personal communication. With this comes a loss of responsibility. We will be exploring these themes using clinical case material along with readings that will be sent to participants in advance.
March 19, 2016
What has love got to do with it? Neighborly love in psychoanalytic contexts.
Presented by Robin McCoy Brooks
Using Freud’s original notion of the neighborly love Nebenmensch as a background, I will focus on contemporary notions of the neighbor and it applications in psychoanalytic practice. Specifically, I will follow tendrils of Žižek’s qua Lacan and Eric Santner’s contemporary reflections on this topic. We will review Slavoj Žižek’s notion of the “revolutionary act” and its relevance in psychoanalytic thought and practice. Revolution in the context of subject formation can only emerge when the realities of what concerns us in our everyday lives becomes radically penetrated by destabilizing threat to what we deeply care about becoming the very site of the ethical relation and the political possibility. Such ruptures can violently uproot our existing relations to psychoanalytic theories of mind, to what we thought our aims were and to how we subsequently practice. The participant will receive supplemental materials in advance of the seminar.
April 16th, 2016
‘Dreaming’ for the Culture – Awakening Truth Amidst Personal & Collective Despair & Denial
Presented by Kenneth Kimmel
Dreams [—asleep or awake–] are the manifestation of what cannot be thought, what is too disturbing and painful to ‘dream alone.’ Wilfred Bion
Traumatic moments in world history give rise to creative works often shaped through shared anguish and faith. The revelations of artists, philosophers or visionaries appear from a different reality as expressions of profound truth that force the world to question itself. I think of them as “cultural” translations of dreaming, a concept that Bion first envisioned at the intersubjective, relational level. Bion’s ‘transformations in dreaming’ brings unconscious work forward to deconstruct what he called hallucinosis—those states of concrete thinking, hopelessness, and denial of unbearable memories. In a broader vein I envision the creative work of Cultural ‘Dreaming’ as shattering or disruptive to societies’ violent, ‘totalizing’ illusions. At great personal sacrifice rare ‘authors’ endeavor through their ‘works of truth’ to redeem the victimized souls of past generations, while opening the flow of time towards a vision of the future. Similarly, we as therapists enter the survivor’s inner world as enduring presences and witnesses. In personal and collective dreaming something new comes into the world–après coup—transforming and re-inventing history–in retrospect. These ideas will take shape through PowerPoint lecture and discussion of contemporary and historical illustrations, located in cases of trans-generational trauma, classic literature, and avant-garde art.
When and Where
The meeting time will be from 9 am – 12:00 pm
The location of all the seminars will be at the office of Robin McCoy Brooks.
Details will be sent to participants upon registration.
Space is limited to twelve (12) for each seminar, so early registration is encouraged
CEU hours provided for Licensed Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Social Workers
10 CEU hrs.
6 hours of Ethics are included
CONTACT: Please phone or email us if you have any questions:
(855) 760-8886 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration & Fees
$200 (These seminars are meant to be attended as a complete series.)
Space is limited to twelve (12) persons, so early registration is encouraged.
About the Presenters
Ladson Hinton (US), trained as a psychiatrist at Stanford Univerasity, and completed his analytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He served on the Stanford Clinical Faculty for twenty years, and was a founder of Palo Alto University (formerly Pacific Graduate School of Psychology). He is a member of the Society of Jungian Analysts of Northern California, the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and a founder of the New School for Analytical Psychology in Seattle. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and practices, consults, and teaches in Seattle. In 2009 he received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychoanalytic Ecucation from the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. Some recent interests and publications are in the areas of french psychoanalysis, truth and shame, temporality, and the philosophical and historical grounds of psychoanalysis. (email@example.com; www.nsanpsy.com)
Robin McCoy Brooks
Robin McCoy Brooks I cut my clinical teeth in the 80’s and 90’s in the real of AIDS. I became a certified trainer, educator and practitioner of group psychotherapy, psychodrama and sociometry at that time and was awarded the Neil Passariello Award for innovative group work with persons living with HIV/AIDS within the Project Quest community in Portland Oregon. In the 90’s I deepened my interest in psychoanalytic theories of mind eventually becoming a Jungian Psychoanalyst in 2009. I chose Jung at the time because his thinking about analysis contained a multi-disciplinary approach to the mysteries of the human mind, a tradition that I carry into my own work today. Post-Lacanian thought, philosophy and critical theory captures my interest today as it has (for the most part) given me the language to articulate the kinds of experiences I had in formative years during the AIDS crises and in my practice. My writings, lectures and interests continue to be focused on the phenomenology of subject formation and its traumas to include the wider contexts of a patient’s life. I teach, supervise and maintain a private practice in Seattle, WA. robinmccoybrooks.com www.nsanpsy.com
Sharon R. Green
Sharon R. Green is a founding member of the New School for Analytical Psychology and the Lacan Study Group of Seattle, although her psychoanalytic education and interests are broad and cross over many schools of thought. She has a private practice of psychoanalysis and clinical consultation in Seattle, Washington. Her reviews and articles have appeared in the Journal of Analytical Psychology and she has presented at numerous international conferences. Her work is informed by an ongoing engagement with art, philosophy, history and other interdisciplinary studies. (firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nsanpsy.com)
Kenneth Kimmel is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Seattle, Washington, and author of Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism, (Fisher King Press, 2011). He authored a chapter in The Dream and its Amplification edited by Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti, entitled, “Dreaming the ‘Face of the Earth’—Myth, Culture and Dreams of the Maya Shaman.” (Fisher King Press, 2013.) In the ‘80’s and ‘90’s he was director of the Pacific Northwest Center for Dream Studies, where he taught widely on the subject of dreams. Today, his wide-ranging interests involve the interface of Analytical Psychology with contemporary schools of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and mystical traditions. To reach him, email email@example.com.
About the New School for Analytical Psychology
Our School embraces education as a never-ending dialogical process that does not hold fast to a single theory or ideology. Our approach to knowledge is one that honors the ancient yet emphasizes our embeddedness in a contemporary cultural context. An ethical obligation to the ‘other’ is a prime concern.
Our profession faces complex conditions of suffering and evolution, and each journey has a unique destiny that cannot be known in advance. The inherent ambiguity of our field creates anxiety in its practitioners, and there is a tendency to withdraw into defensive bastions of theory and practice. The New School group shares a deep concern about the fundamentalist tendencies in all analytic schools. We value the scholarship and clinical approaches of multiple traditions with their unique perspectives on our ever-fascinating, ever-evolving field of reflective endeavor.
CEU Goals and Objectives
“Explorations of the Waning of the Anthropocene”
1. To better understand the origins of our present dilemmas.
2. To have a better idea of how to respond to the plight of our times.
3. To understand the meaning of the ‘shame of being a man’ in contemporary culture, and its possible consequences.
“Shame and Responsibility in a Neoliberal World”
Sharon R. Green
1. To be able to understand the concept of Nachträglichkeit and its role in temporality.
2. To recognize the role of personal and collective memories in the formation of ethical subjectivity.
3. To better understand the relationship between shame and responsibility.
“What has love got to do with it? Neighborly love in psychoanalytic contexts.”
Robin McCoy Brooks
1. The participant will be able to identify destabilizing threats in the world today that effect not only ourselves but are expressed in the clinical setting.
2. The participant can articulate the clinical relevancy of “political possibility”.
3. The participant can articulate the clinical relevancy of “Neighborly love”.
“‘Dreaming’ for the Culture – Awakening Truth Amidst Personal & Collective Despair & Denial”
1. To bring greater understanding to the importance of Bion’s idea of (sleep & non-sleep) ‘transformations in dreaming’ as an inter-subjective process between analyst and patient, and by extension, culture and individual.
2. To recognize the important role that ‘dream work’ plays in the development of psyche and culture, through studies of culture, anthropology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, analytical psychology, and psychoanalysis.
3. To consider how the traumatic events of history and culture impact the contemporary subject, and how creative work and ‘dreaming’ may invoke traces of this unsignifiable trauma, stored within the most enigmatic realm of psyche.