PSYCHOANALYSIS AFTER FREUD:
CREATIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL SUCCESSORS

Course Instructor: Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD
Date: September 2; 9; 23; & 30, 2021
(Thursdays, 7pm – 9:55pm, with 10 min break at 8:30–8:40pm)


Location: Virtual Live

Post-graduate psychoanalytic education credits offered: 12.5 hours
Continuing Education Information: 19 CE hours  See details here
Tuition: $450/course (can be paid in 2 installments)
Registration fee: $25/course (waived for ORI’s candidates in training)

To Register for this workshop, please complete the Registration form

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this course we will explore a range of seminal psychoanalytic thinkers after Sigmund Freud, including Carl G. Jung, Otto Rank, Sandor Ferenczi, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney, Melanie Klein, Harry Guntrip, Donald D. Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, Hans Loewald, Marion Milner, Robert D. Stolorow and George E. Atwood. We will examine their understandings of human development; the nature of the psychoanalytic process and relationship; and the ingredients of health and cure. More specifically, we’ll study Freud’s multiple legacies; Jung’s creative psyche; Rank’s psychological birth of the individual; Ferenczi and Fromm’s humanistic and liberatory psychoanalysis; Horney’s self-realization; Winnicott’s psychoanalytic playground; Kohut’s restoration of the self; Loewald and Klein’s fluid mind and symphony of the self; Milner’s psychology of creativity; and Stolorow and Atwood’s intersubjective theory and practice.

This examination of some of the most suggestive psychoanalytic thinking after Freud will illuminate a range of theoretical and clinical concerns that you confront as practicing psychoanalysts/ psychoanalytic psychotherapists; thereby expanding your understanding of your patients, yourselves and the world outside your offices. Candidates will be encouraged to find – and trust – their own clinical voices through engagement with crucial psychoanalytic thinking.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Discuss and analyze Freud’s multiple legacies.
  • Discuss and analyze Freud’s impact on the subsequent development of psychoanalysis.
  • Discuss and analyze Jung’s creative psyche.
  • Discuss and apply Jung’s conception of the creative psyche to their practice and life.
  • Analyze Rank’s psychological birth of the individual.
  • Discuss and apply Rank’s understanding of human psychological birth to their practice and life.
  • Discuss and analyze Ferenczi and Fromm’s liberatory psychoanalysis.
  • Discuss and analyze Horney’s self-realization.
  • Apply Horney’s model of self-realization to their practice and life.
  • Discuss and analyze how Winnicott’s key theories derive from his life.
  • Apply Winnicott’s conception of psychological health to their work and life.
  • Discuss and analyze Kohut’s alternative vision of human development.
  • Discuss and analyze Loewald’s and Klein’s fluid and alternative models of the mind.
  • Discuss and analyze Milner’s view of creativity.
  • Apply Milner’s conception of creativity to their clinical work and life.
  • Analyze Stolorow and Atwood’s vision of human development and the psychoanalytic process.

COURSE OUTLINE:

September 2, 2021

Class 1:

Freud’s multiple legacies and his impact on the subsequent development of psychoanalysis

1. Rubin, J. B. (1999). Religion, Freud, and women. Gender and Psychoanalysis, 4(1), 333–365.
2. Rubin, J. B. (1998). Freud’s multiple legacies. In A Psychoanalysis for Our Time: Exploring the Blindness of the Seeing I (pp. 143–153). New York University Press.

Class 2:

Jung and the Creative Psyche

3. Jung, C. G. (1929). Freud and Jung: Contrasts. In Critique of Psychoanalysis (pp. 225–232).
4. Jung, C. G. (1953). Answers to questions on Freud. In Critique of Psychoanalysis (pp. 235–237).
5. Jung, C. G. (1961). Confrontation with the unconscious. In C.G. Jung., & J. Chodorow (Ed.), Jung on active imagination (pp. 21–40).

September 9, 2021

Class 3:

Otto Rank: The Psychological Birth of the Individual

6. Breger, L. (2000). Otto Rank: “I was in deepest of all.” In Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision (pp. 310–327).
7. Rank, O. (1935). Neurosis as a failure in creativity. In R. Kramer (Ed.), A psychology of difference: The American lectures (pp. 251–259).
8. Rank, O. (1945). Fate and self-determination. In Truth and reality (pp. 86–96).

Class 4:

Sandor Ferenczi, Erich Fromm and the Liberation of Psychoanalysis

9. Ferenczi, S. (1933). Confusion of tongues between adults and the child: In Final contributions to the problems and methods of psycho-analysis (pp. 156–167).
10. Ferenczi, S. (1928). The elasticity of psychoanalytic technique. In Final contributions to the problems and methods of psycho-analysis (pp. 87–101).
11. Ferenczi, S. (1929). The principles of relaxation and neocatharsis. In Final contributions to the problems and methods of psycho-analysis (pp. 108–125).
12. Rubin, J. B. (1998). Politics and censorship in psychoanalysis: Sandor Ferenczi and the Secret Committee. In A psychoanalysis for our time: Exploring the blindness of the seeing I.
13. Fromm, E. (1960). Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism. Chapters II, III, IV.
14. Fromm, E. (1980). Why was psychoanalysis transformed from a radical theory to one of adaptation? In Greatness and limitations in Freud’s thought (pp. 133–138). New York University Press.

September 16, 2021 

- No actual class. Students/candidates will receive the video recording of the lecture from the course instructor and will do the reading/writing homework assignments.

Class 5:

Karen Horney and Self-Realization

15. Horney, K. (1938). The achievement of Freud. In B. Paris (Ed.), The unknown Karen Horney: Essays on gender, culture and psychoanalysis (pp. 207–215).
16. Horney, K. (1959). A morality of evolution. In Neurosis and Human Growth (pp. 13–16).
17. Horney, K. (1945). Our inner conflicts (pp. 34–47; 217–243).
18. Horney, K. (1987). The quality of the analyst’s attention. In Final lectures (pp. 15–32).

Class 6:

Winnicott and the Psychoanalytic Playground

19. Rubin, J. B. (1998). The wish to be seen and the dread of being found: A psychobiographical study of D.W. Winnicott. In A psychoanalysis for our time: Exploring the blindness of the seeing I (pp. 81–98).
20. Winnicott, D. W. (1967/1971). The location of cultural experience (Chapter 7). In Playing and reality (pp. 128–139).
21. Winnicott, D. W. (1967/1986). The Concept of a healthy individual. In Home is where we start from: Essays by a psychoanalyst (pp. 21–38).
22. Winnicott, D.W. (1970/1986). Living creatively. In Home is where we start from: Essays by a psychoanalyst (pp. 39–54).
https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~cavitch/pdf-library/Winnicott_LivingCreatively.pdf

September 23, 2021

Class 7:

Heinz Kohut and the Restoration of the Self

23. Kohut, H. (1984). Self-Selfobject Relationships Reconsidered. In How does analysis cure? (pp. 49–63).
24. Kohut, H. (1984). The self-psychological approach to defense and resistance. In How does analysis cure? (pp. 80–110).
25. Miller, J. (1985). How Kohut actually worked. Progress in Self Psychology, I, 13–30.

Class 8:

Hans Loewald, Melanie Klein and the Symphony of the Self

26. Loewald, H. (1975/1980). Psychoanalysis as an art and the fantasy character of the psychoanalytic situation. In Papers on psycho-analysis (pp. 352–371).
27. Loewald, H. (1978). Man as a moral agent. In Papers on psycho-analysis (pp. 1–26).
28. Klein, M. (1960). On mental health. In Envy, gratitude and other works, 1946–1963 (pp. 268–274). Hogarth Press.

September 30, 2021

Class 9:

Marion Milner and the Psychology of Creativity

29. Milner, M. (1957). Postscript and Appendix. In On Not Being Able to Paint (pp. 145–165).
30. Raynor, E. (1991). Artistic Creativity. In The independent mind in British psychoanalysis (pp. 73–78).

Class 10:

Robert Stolorow & George Atwood’s Intersubjectivity Theory

31. Stolorow, R. & Atwood, G. (1992). The myth of the isolated mind. In R. Stolorow & G. Atwood (Eds.), Contexts of being: The intersubjective foundations of psychological life (pp. 7–28).
32. Atwood, G. (2012). The abyss of madness (pp. 1–36; 107–132). Routledge.
33. Orange, D., Atwood, G. & Stolorow, R. (1997). Working intersubjectively: Contextualism in psychoanalytic practice. Chapter 1 & 4.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Required reading as indicated on the enclosed course syllabus (which will provide the basis for class discussion).
  2. 1 — 2 page weekly reaction papers to the readings that include your theoretical and clinical reflections, insights, and questions..

INSTRUCTOR’S BIO:

Jeffrey B. Rubin Ph. D practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and teaches meditation in New York City and North Salem, New York. He is considered one of the leading integrators of the Western psychotherapeutic and eastern meditative traditions. A Sensei in the Nyogen Senzaki and Soen Nakagawa Rinzai Zen lineage and the creator of meditative psychotherapy, a practice that he developed through insights gained from decades of study, teaching and trying to helping people flourish, Dr. Rubin is the author of the new ebook, Meditative Psychotherapy and the critically acclaimed books The Art of Flourishing, Psychotherapy and Buddhism, The Good Life and A Psychoanalysis for Our Time.

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes and Buddhist and yoga centers. He lectures around the country and has given workshops at the United Nations, the Esalen Institute, the Open Center and the 92nd Street Y. A blogger for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Rewireme, and Elephant Journal, his pioneering approach to psychotherapy and Buddhism has been featured in The New York Times Magazine.

For more information, visit www.drjeffreyrubin.com.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Titles:

  • September 2 — 30, 2021: Psychoanalysis After Freud: Creative and Controversial Successors — Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD (19.0 CE)
  • September 26, 2021: Childhood Trauma and Psychological Development of a Mass Murderer through the Lens of Fairbairn’s Object Relations Theory — Dr. David P. Celani (8.0 CE)

This educational activity is accredited by Amedco to provide 19 CEs for NYS Social WorkersNYS Psychologists, and 19 APA based CEs for Psychologists, SWs, MFTs, MHCs, Addiction Professionals (Check your states below).

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 27.0 Psychologist contact hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held)*, OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

* If the activity is held live in the state of NY, then direct addictions board is required, ie: NAADAC. If the activity is held outside NY, is virtual, enduring or remote, it is considered “outstate” and this reciprocity applies.

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)
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. 27.0 hours

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 27.0 hours

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: $450/course (can be paid in 2 installments)
Registration fee: $25/course (waived for ORI’s candidates in training)

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are available for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for retired or disabled practitioners, or need-based. 

You can request scholarship using this form

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Refund in full is offered for cancellations made before or on September 2nd, 2021. 70% refund of the tuition fees is offered for cancellations made on September 9th, 2021. No refunds for cancellations made on or after September 16th, 2021, but credit can be applied for any of the educational events offered at the ORI in 2021 or further on.

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