ROY SCHAFER, Ph.D: RETELLING AN ANALYTIC LIFE: October 20, 2012

ROY SCHAFER, Ph.D: RETELLING AN ANALYTIC LIFE: October 20, 2012

To Register for the conference. please go to: http://www.ipbooks.net/2007/01/registration-for-roy-schafer-tribute/

RETELLING AN ANALYTIC LIFE: a tribute to ROY SCHAFER, Ph.D.

Sponsored by THE ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC MEDICINE in collaboration with

Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

October 20, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:30pm, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Stern Auditorium, 1468 Madison Avenue (at East 101st Street)

New York, New York (see full schedule below)

Roy Schafer’s distinguished career and prolific contributions to psychoanalytic theory and practice have had a profound influence on generations of analysts over the past fifty years. He has published nearly two hundred journal articles and books, received numerous awards and honorary lectureships, and been a venerated teacher and sought after supervisor.

Schafer always had a revolutionary side ready to challenge and push the limits of current theory and technique when clinical experience or logic dictated. For example, in an early seminal work he radically changed the interpretation of Rorschach testing by introducing psychoanalytic thinking to the process. He has consistently and courageously challenged, expanded, and revised long standing theories including some of his own (and those of Freud) when warranted. Perhaps the clearest example of this was when, after being one of the leading advocates for the usefulness of metapsychology, he reversed himself and became one of the most articulate proponents for abandoning that position and replacing it with a hermaneutic approach. He proposed a controversial alternative language for psychoanalysis and more recently played an instrumental role in bringing the contributions of British Kleinian analysts to mainstream Freudian analysis

in America.

Schafer the trailblazer is the image of Schafer that usually comes to mind. However, he has always had another more conservative side that continued to espouse the centrality of selected core Freudian ideas. These include his maintaining that the narratives co-created by analysts and their patients in a Freudian analysis always follow familiar storylines that focus on “developmental vicissitudes and derivatives of conflictual infantile situations concerning sex and aggression,” and his retaining the view that analyzing the multiple meanings of symptoms, character traits, dreams, parapraxes, fantasies, and bodily experiences is central to the analytic process.

In celebrating Roy Schafer’s achievements, we are honored to have a truly distinguished group of speakers–all psychoanalytic stars in their own right. Their enthusiasm to accept our invitation is testimony to their respect for the impact his work has had on psychoanalytic thinking.They will discuss some of his most important contributions–ranging from his influence on psychological testing, to his then groundbreaking ideas on female development, to his incorporating influences from outside psychoanalysis especially philosophy, as well as describing his influence on their own clinical work.

We hope you will join us on this very special occasion.

Schedule:

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:05-9:15 Marvin Wasserman, M.D.

Introduction

9:15-9:25 Henry Schwartz, M.D.

Roy Schafer: A Beginning

9:25-10:00 Richard C. Fritsch, Ph.D., ABPP

From ‘Clinical sensibility to the Analytic Attitude.’

Projective testing as the foundation for Roy Schafer’s

later contributions to the role, task and mind

of the psychoanalyst

10:00-10:35 Rosemary M. Balsam, M.R.C.P.Ed, F.R.C.Psych.Lond.

Appreciating Difference: Roy Schafer on Psychoanalysis and Women

10:35-11:05 COFFEE BREAK

11:05-11:40 Jonathan Lear, Ph.D.

Bad Feelings

11:40-12:15 Lucy LaFarge, M.D.

The Second Self, the Second Reality

12:15-1:45 LUNCH

1:45-2:20 Michael Feldman, M. Phil., F.R.C.Psych., F. Inst. Psychoanal.

The Value of Uncertainty

2:20-2:55 Jay Greenberg, Ph.D.

Action, Agency, and Empathy: Schafer on the Analyst’s Dilemma

2:55-3:30 Robert Michels, M.D.

Roy Schafer: A Narrative

3:30-4:15 Panel Discussion with all Presenters

Moderator: Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D.

4:15-4:30

Roy Schafer, Ph.D

Closing Remarks

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