HEALING AFFECTS SERIES:
Presenter: Thomas M. Brod, M.D.
Psychotherapy is most effective when the emotional experiences of the patient/clinic are intensely felt and communicated, yet intense emotional attunement may be anxiety-provoking for patients and therapists alike. This eight-hour seminar will explore unconscious emotional communication. We will review the systemic discoveries of Davanloo and their application in intensive psychotherapy and Davanloos New Method of Psychoanalysis. Emphasis will be on establishment of an optimal dynamic position of the therapist to facilitate unconscious emotional communication with the therapeutic dyad. Participants will observe and discuss techniques of working with resistance to emotional closeness, as well as use of experience-near transference phenomena to obtain relief from primitive (unconscious) complexed pain. Videotaped vignettes will be used for illustration. This seminar is for psychoanalysts and experienced licensed mental health practitioners. Non-psychoanalysts must have attended prior seminars in the series or have the prior consent of the instructor.