David Levit, Ph.D., instructor
ideas of the founding figures of object relations theories live on within
current relational perspectives, as well as within contemporary Freudian and
self psychology theory and practice.
This seminar will utilize extensive clinical material to illustrate and
bring to life the fundamental contributions of three seminal object relations
theorists: Klein, Fairbairn, and Winnicott.
Clinical material will include process notes from psychotherapy and
analytic sessions, with emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as a central
medium for emotional and psychological growth and healing. Four models of therapeutic action will be
discussed, including the therapist as interpreter, nurturer, co-actor and
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:
Explain ways in which contemporary psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspectives on therapy build upon contributions from early object relations theories
- Discuss object relations theories in order to deepen his/her understanding of clients and of the therapeutic relationship
- Use object relations theories in order to enrich his/her process of making clinical choices
Program Code: ORT6
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Levit, Ph.D., ABPP,
is a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology. He is in private practice in Amherst,
MA. Dr. Levit holds several faculty
positions: Faculty, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP); Faculty
and Co-Chair, MIP Postgraduate Fellowship-West; Associate Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry, Tufts Medical School; Adjunct Associate Professor, Doctoral
Program, Smith College School for Social Work.
He co-authored, with Dr. Steven Cooper, a chapter entitled “Old and New
Objects in Fairbairnian and American Relational Theory,” in Relational Psychoanalysis, Volume II,
published by the Analytic Press. This
chapter was based on a paper published previously in Psychoanalytic Dialogues.
Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Counseling & Psychotherapy
|Early registration ends on Oct 15, 2012.|
Regular registration starts on Oct 16, 2012 and ends on Nov 27, 2012.
Late registration starts on Nov 28, 2012.
| Object Relations Theory and its Current Applications (ORT6)|
|Member Fee: ||$125.00||$125.00||$125.00 |
|Non-Member Fee: ||$125.00||$125.00||$125.00|