Presenters: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD and Peter Mezan, PhD
Discussants: Virginia Goldner, PhD and Eric Weitzner, MD
In this paper presentation, Drs. Abelin-Sas Rose and Mezan will discuss results of a collaborative study by two analysts working in two different modalities, individual and couple, with the same patients. Differences in the analysts’ perceptions of the patients, in the narratives presented by the patients, and in the transferences to the analysts and to the partner are considered. And the dynamics in the two settings, with the unconscious organization of the couple distinct from the unconscious organizations of the individuals, are discussed. The question of how, in the process of constituting the couple, the individual is transformed and acquires a new identity will constitute the primary focus of the presentation.
2 CME/CE credits offered.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium