Expanding Psychodynamic Sensibility and Deepening Our Clinical Work with Patients.
Clinical Case Presentation: Psychoanalytic
Psychotherapy in China
March 9, 2024
Presenter: Hal Steiger
WHEN: March 9, 2024, 8:30 am arrival, 9 am - 12:30 pm program
WHERE: MPSI Psychotherapy Center at Semple Mansion Carriage House (in person event only)
Join us for a “close reading” of several therapy sessions provided by a Chinese Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. We will follow the evolving clinical work, moment by moment and sentence by sentence, as it takes place in a culture quite different from our own. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the culturally specific as well as the universal aspects of treatments anchored in a psychodynamic sensibility.
This program is sponsored by CrossCurrents, a platform for psychoanalytic learning and exploration, the MPSI Program Committee and the MPSI Psychotherapy Center. CEU Certificates will be available.
To allow more room for discussion and to deepen our learning, this event will be limited to 22 participants.
Refreshments will be served.
3.5 credits will be awarded.
For more information on CrossCurrents, see below:
Expanding Psychodynamic Sensibility and Deepening Our Clinical Work with Patients
The Mission of Crosscurrents is to provide programs highlighting new developments in psychodynamic thinking and practice. We are a joint project of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and MPSI Psychotherapy Center. The name –Crosscurrents– reflects our understanding that human growth and development is constantly moving and ever expanding in scope, complexity, and integration. Unlike a river that flows directionally and follows a deliberate path, we recognize that what we prefer to call a psychodynamic sensibility involves turbulence as new ideas enter the gathering waters of accumulated wisdom that constitutes our psychodynamic history. Crosscurrents is dedicated to presenting programs that explore the creative flow, confluences and inevitable collisions of competing theories and technical approaches both within and outside the traditional frame.
“The ability to sit with, to contain, to join, to understand and to intervene with such patients is an art form and conjures up a Winnicottian willingness to accompany the patient on a journey into unbearable agony. Doing this kind of work requires courage and a willingness to be open, to be vulnerable and to tolerate not knowing.”
“A therapist with a psychodynamic sensibility does not need to have experienced the patient's trauma. But they must be willing to open a space within themselves that welcomes the patient's traumatic experience and with it all the traumatic experiences the therapist has personally faced and carries. Patients will not go where we fear to go ourselves.”