Advances in Relational PsychotherapyWith Module Speakers:
Dr Neil Altman, Shoshi Asheri, Dr Jessica Benjamin, Dr Doris Brothers, Roz Carroll, Dr Muriel Dimen, Professor Maria Gilbert, Dr Adrienne Harris, Dr Nancy McWilliams, Jeremy Saffran, Professor Andrew Samuels, Dr Donnel Stern, Dr David J. Wallin, ,
- This online resource provides a unique package of lectures and presentations by the speakers below, supported by notes, captions and diagrams
- This content is available 24/7 for 1 year per subscription
- The literature has been studied in order to offer a reliably researched, hyperlinked bibliography
- A certificate of attendance may be applied for up to 20.5 hours CPD (pro rata on the basis of correct answers in multiple choice questionnaire assessing your knowledge of the module): £36
The vast influence of Relational Psychoanalysis in the last 25 years has evolved into one of the most significant paradigm shifts in the field, impacting on almost every psychotherapy modality. This package offers a set of videoed talks on relational theory and practice, presented by some of most influential author-practitioners, and is designed to illustrate relational theory as it is applied to clinical technique.
The talks also cover the historical development of that thinking and an elaboration of key concepts: inter-subjectivity, the mutual influence of the two subjects in the process, the ‘Third’, enactment, rupture and repair, the therapist’s relational history, and the patient’s capacity to make a healing contribution to the process. Combined with study-guides, research links, transcriptions and captions, the module provides a sophisticated, layered and comprehensive exploration of the subject for practitioners of all levels of clinical experience.
Dr Neil AltmanImpasse and Resolution from a Kleinian/Relational Perspective
This presentation offers a synthesis of perspectives drawn from British Kleinian theory and American relational psychoanalysis focusing on our understanding of the function of guilt within the psyche, why people so readily hurt each other, and the role of reparation as both a defense against the burden of guilt and as a demonstration of love to the injured person. Neil Altman suggests that relationalists tend to follow the Kleinian idea that guilt arises from “hurting the one you love”, but see both the hurt and the love as socially constructed, in a dialectical relationship to each other. Altman elaborates these themes through a case study. Here we see two people, each struggling with the guilt that arises in ruptures, impasses and enactments, and struggling toward the kind of repair that makes one feel that goodness and badness can co-exist. The case pivots on his realisation that an enactment has grown out of his own childhood trauma.
Video lecture with captions and transcript – 23 mins
Interview / Q&A with Dr Neil Altman
Video interview – 14 mins