Psychoanalytic Ideas and Approaches When Dealing with Trauma
This course will look at different types of trauma and its many and varied clinical expressions. Historical and contemporary ideas from different streams of psychoanalysis will be presented, and theory and clinical work will be integrated.
Each evening a psychoanalyst will present on a specific theme and lead the discussion.
May 9, Clare Pain will explore war trauma, and transcultural and refugee issues using film to illustrate theory and practice.
May 16, Jacinta O’Hanlon will examine the phenomenon of “knowing and not knowing” as it presents in the traumatized person, using theorists from Bion to Bromberg, and providing examples from Seamus Dean’s Reading in the Dark.
May 23, Christine Dunbar will discuss the treatment of individuals who have suffered pre-Oedipal trauma in addition to other traumas.
May 30 Anita Johnston will present clinical case material from different psychoanalytic perspectives.
June 6, Michael O’Mahony will discuss age-related and cumulative traumas using Shakespeare’s King Lear.
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for psychiatrists, as accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for family physicians from the College of Family Physicians, are available.