Ontological Psychoanalysis: From Knowing to Being and Becoming
Over the course of exploring the foundations of contemporary psychoanalytic theory, we have found a repeated return to a fundamental distinction between an epistemological framing and an ontological framing of psychoanalytic theory and praxis.
8 Sessions: Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm EDT
Schedule: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Group Discussion
This course will only take place in-person at BPSI. All registrants must sign a Vaccine & Booster Attestation. Click here to sign.
Registration Deadline: April 6, 2023
Seminar sessions are not recorded and registrants are expected to be able to attend all sessions in their entirety. Should your availability change, please contact the BPSI office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to remove your course registration and allow other interested participants to attend.
This course is open to beginning and intermediate licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for physicians, psychologists, and social workers.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the difference between epistemological psychoanalysis and ontological psychoanalysis.
- Explicate the difference between the symbolic meaning of the 'play' and the state of being involved in 'playing' and its importance in psychoanalytic process and technique.
- Define the two different modes of therapeutic action involved in epistemological psychoanalysis versus ontological psychoanalysis.
- Explain what is meant by the phrase, "the analyst's practical epistemology" and how it is related to the practitioners 'analytic attitude'.
- Describe the experience between patient and analyst of 'becoming informed by being-with'.
- Compare and analyze the difference between the accumulation of mental knowledge and a process of psychic growth.
- Utilize 'negative capability' and describe its relation to the idea 'making strange the familiar' in the analytic process.
- Describe the central that the shift from the analysis of dreams to the experience of dreaming plays in the development of receptivity to the patient's unconscious experience.
Scholarships are available for BPSI programs.
$375 Course Fee
$300 Early Bird (available until 03/15/2023) Use Code at Checkout: EB2023OP
$50 Early Career Clinicians, Residents and Students
The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Partners. Scholarships are available upon request.
Explorations in Mind: Community Education at BPSI is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends.
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Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 12 hours of CE credits for psychologists.
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education has been submitted. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of the social work CE accreditation.
Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians: NBCC credits are not available for this course.
Please note: Licensed Mental Health Clinicians may request continuing education credit on an individual basis from NBCC, through their Continuing Education Credit Verification process.