FROM CONFUSION TO NEW BEGINNINGS AND THRILLS:
FERENCZI, BALINT AND OBJECT RELATIONS

Course Instructor: Stefanie Teitelbaum
Date: April 7th — June 9th, 2022 (8:40 PM – 10:05 PM EDT)
Location: Virtual Participation Only

Continuing Education Information: 12.5 CE See details here
Tuition: $400/course (can be paid in 2 installments). Scholarships, full and partial, are available — please fill out the scholarship form below.
Registration fee: $25/course (waived for ORI’s candidates in training)

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Ferenczi’s “Confusion of Tongues between the Child and the Adults” set the stage for Michael Balint’s concept of verbal capacity as a separate line of development from that of the psycho-sexual zones. This course will follow both lines of development in the theory and practice of Object Relations oriented psychoanalysis.

Included in the readings will be Ferenczi’s paper above, as wells his thoughts on Identification,  Introjection, Regression and The Stages of Development of a Sense of Reality.

Selections from Balint’s THE BASIC FAULT and THRILLS AND REGRESSIONS will be read, and traces to Ferenczi’s works will be explored. Each class will include student presentations of clinical vignettes to illustrate the theories.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this educational activity, its participants will be able to:

1) Analyze Balint’s concept of verbal capacity as a separate line of development from that of the psycho-sexual zones.

2) Compare both lines of development, psycho-sexual and verbal capacity, in the theory and practice of Object Relations oriented psychoanalysis.

3) Utilize Ferenczi’s concepts of internalization, development of objects and contact with reality in their clinical practice.

4) Discuss Ferenczi’s stages in the development of a sense of reality.

5) Analyze “the confusion of tongues between the adults and the child” concept in psycho-traumatology.

6) Discuss the “problem of acceptance of unpleasant ideas” and their meaning in person’s development.

7) Discuss Balint’s move of Ferenczi’s theory into clinical practice, concurrence with and moderation of classical technique.

9) Utilize Balint’s “Basic Fault” theory in assessment of childhood trauma.

10) Utilize Balint’s “Basic Fault” theory in understanding personality disorders.

11) Compare and analyze “regression in the service of the ego” from “malignant” regression.

12) Discuss Ferenczi’s understanding of preverbal trauma and the use of regression.

13) Discuss Balint’s understanding of the excitement and fear of regression, “primary love,” and “new beginning.”

14) Utilize Ferenczi’s stages in the development of a sense of reality.

15) Discuss Ferenczi’s concept of the child analysis in the analysis of adults.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Class 1 & 2: 

FERENCZI ON INTERNALIZATION, DEVELOPMENT OF OBJECTS AND CONTACT WITH REALITY

  • Ferenczi, S. (1909). Introjection and transference. In First contributions to psychoanalysis (pp. 35–93).
  • Ferenczi, S. (1913). Stages in the development of a sense of reality. In First contributions to psychoanalysis (pp. 213–239).
  • Ferenczi, S. (1926). The problem of acceptance of unpleasant ideas: Advances in knowledge of a sense of reality. In Further contributions (pp. 558–578).

Class 3 & 4: 

FERENCZI ON TRAUMA AND ITS TREATMENT IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

  • Ferenczi (1929). The unwanted child and his death instinct. In Final contributions to the problems and methods of psycho-analysis (pp. 102–107).
  • Ferenczi (1931). Child analysis in the analysis of adults. In Final contributions to the problems and methods of psycho-analysis (pp126 – 142).
  • Ferenczi (1933). The confusion of tongues between the adults and the child. In Final contributions to the problems and methods of psycho-analysis (pp. 156–167).

Class 5, 6, 7, 8: 

EXPANDING THE FOCUS ON PREVERBAL TRAUMA IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Building on Ferenczi’s focus on preverbal trauma and the use of regression, Balint explores the excitement and fear of regression, primary love, new beginning and differentiates regression in the service of the ego from malignant regression. Balint moves the theory into clinical practice, concurrence with and moderation of classical technique.

  • Balint, M. (1968). Thrills and regressions. Karnac.
  • Balint, M. (1979). The basic fault: Therapeutic aspects of regression. Karnac.

Class 9:

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

  • Moreau Ricaud, M. (2015). The Freud-Ferenczi-Balint lineage: Fidelity and evolution in psychoanalysis. Connexions, 104(2), 149–164.
  • Mészáros, J. (2003). Could Balint have done more for Ferenczi? American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 63, 239–255.

INSTRUCTOR’S BIO:

Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NPsyA, B. Music — is the Supervisor, Training Analyst, Faculty of NPAP and IEA; Dean of Students, IEA; Instructor/Faculty, Training Analyst, Training Supervisor, ORI. She is the former staff psychotherapist at the Lower East Side Service Center’s Drug-Free Outpatient Program. Stefanie Teitelbaum is in private psychoanalytic practice in New York City.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Titles:

  • From Confusion to New Beginnings and Thrills: Ferenczi, Balint and Object Relations — Stefanie Teitelbaum (12.5 CE)
  • From Neurology To Psychoanalysis And Back To Neuroscience: Basics Of Functional Psychoneurobiology For Mental Health Professionals — Dr. Inna Rozentsvit (8.0 CE)

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ORIPP). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of up to 20.5 Psychologist contact hours.

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Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 20.5 hours

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To receive CE certificates for the actual hours attended – please request them at the time of registration or any time prior to beginning of the conference. CE certificate fee: $25 (in addition to the registration fees). No fees charged for PD (Professional Development) certificates from ORI.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Tuition: $400/course (can be paid in 2 installments)
Registration fee: $25/course (waived for ORI’s candidates in training)

Please Note: If CEs are requested — there is an additional fee of $25 (can be paid on the day of the conference or in advance).
If you are requesting the CEs, please register as a licensed practitioner and pay the “regular” fee for attending this educational event.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are available for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for retired or disabled practitioners, or need-based or/and those who live outside of the USA.

You can request scholarship using this form

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Full refund until the 1st session.
50% refund before the 2nd session.
No refund from the day of the second session, but 50% of the full paid tuition will be applied to any further ORI events.

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