MPS Art Therapy Fall Conference
Friday, September 12, 2014
Event hosted by: SVA's MPS Art Therapy Department
Psychotherapy as the Art of Uncertainty
Friday, September 12, 2014, 9AM-4PM
Keynote Speaker: Philip M. Bromberg, PhD
Panel Discussion: Philip M. Bromberg, PhD; Heather Genovese, ATR-BC, LCAT, LP; Nicolas Touron, MFA, sculptor & ceramicist; moderated by Eileen McGann, ATR-BC, LCAT
Understanding the nature of the analytic relationship and how to facilitate enduring personal growth, particularly in patients considered “difficult,” has been central to Philip Bromberg’s interest for many years. In his clinical explorations of what makes psychoanalysis therapeutic and what hinders it, he has developed the clinical implications of working with dissociative processes as a major factor in accounting for why patients improve and why they don’t.
His writing has become a major factor in the growth of what some argue is a paradigm shift in accounting for the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis —toward a view of it being shaped by what takes place in the relationship between the two people called patient and therapist. As you will hear today, Dr. Bromberg presents a view that therapeutic growth is process-based—that it is organized more by perception than by cognition—and that when the relationship is creative, it leads to the co-creation of a space in which self and other can exist without sacrificing individuality and to a spirit where new and spontaneously fresh ways of thinking and being can best emerge.
General Admission: $75
Non-SVA Students (with ID): $20
SVA Students, Alumni, Faculty, and On-site Supervisors: FREE
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