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Presenter: Sandra Buechler, PhD
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: American Institute for Psychoanalysis, 329 E 62nd St (Auditorium, Ground Floor)
Cost: General Admission is FREE!
(A fee if $20.00 applies only to licensed social workers wanting to receive their CE certificates);
Contact Hours: 2
Everything I have written can be understood as an effort to find a sufficiently passionate form of treatment. In one of the papers in my collection, Psychoanalytic Reflections: Training and Practice (2017, IP Books) I explore how profound feelings about life and health can be integrated into an analytic approach that also honors the concept of neutrality. In this talk I consider how the clinician can inspire active hope, engage in treatment emotionally, facilitate fighting depression, and other challenges.
Sandra Buechler, Ph.D. is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute, where she is now on the faculty, and a Training and Supervising Analyst. She is also a supervisor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s internship and postdoctoral programs, and a faculty member and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Dr. Buechler has lectured in Norway, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, Chile, Japan, and at institutes in the USA. In 2009 she guest edited an issue of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, on the subject of analytic training, including papers on training in other cultures. Her first book, Clinical Values: Emotions that Guide Psychoanalytic Treatment, (Analytic Press, 2004) has been translated into Japanese, German, Italian, and Spanish. Her second book, Making a Difference in Patients’ Lives: Emotional Experience in the Therapeutic Setting, won the Gradiva Award, and has been translated into Spanish. Still Practicing: The Heartaches and Joys of a Clinical Career, (Routledge, 2012) examines shame, sorrow, and resilience during training and at subsequent stages of a clinical career. Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature (2015) uses short stories to illustrate defensive patterns. Her latest book, Psychoanalytic Reflections: Training and Practice (IP Books, 2017) explores how values, such as hope and courage, and emotions such as loneliness and sorrow, affect treatment and training relationships.