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    Treatment of Aggression:
    New Insight on Winnicott’s Theories

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    8:15 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute presents eminent psychoanalyst and Winnicott scholar Jan Abram in her first public lecture at NYPSI. This event is part of a program that includes a book launch on November 15.

    Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the general public are also welcome.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    In 1968, Donald Winnicott presented his paper “The use of an object” to the then New York Psychoanalytic Society. Winnicott continued to develop his theories on aggression and survival of the object until his death in 1971. In the Winnicott archives in London, a set of unpublished notes stand as Winnicott’s final statement on his theory of aggression. Stimulated by this archival discovery, Jan Abram examines these notes in light of the theoretical advances of Winnicott’s late writings.

    On November 13, Abram will present her consideration of Winnicott’s theory of aggression and her interpretation of the clinical implications.

    Jan Abram is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and also holds honorary positions in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London.

    Between 1989 and 2000 Jan Abram worked for the Squiggle Foundation (an organization dedicated to the dissemination of Donald Winnicott’s work) as a teacher/lecturer and as director (1996-2000). During this time she published her first book—Psychotherapy Trainings: A Guide (1992). Emerging out of the many courses and workshops she convened on the work of Winnicott, in the UK and abroad, she published her second book The Language of Winnicott: A Dictionary of Winnicott’s Use of Words (1996). This book was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of the Year in 1997 by Choice Magazine. The second edition of The Language of Winnicott was published in 2007.

    Abram is a member of the “Paris Group”—the Working Party for the Specificity of Psychoanalysis Today—of the European Psychoanalytic Federation. Her current research, linked with the Paris Group, involves a continuation of the themes related to psychic survival in clinical psychoanalysis associated with critiques and versions of the death instinct stemming from Freud’s later work, and its comparison with Winnicott’s theories of aggression and primary psychic creativity. She is most recently the editor of Donald Winnicott Today (Routledge, 2012).

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •