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L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D., a licensed, supportive, experienced Clinical Psychologist located in Oakland

L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist Psy7350
Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis Consultation
email: dr.keller@kellerphd.com

5435 College Avenue, Suite 201 Oakland,  CA  94618
phone: 510 654-2420   fax: 510-357-4687  
 

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For SFCP:

CONTEMPORARY OBJECT RELATIONS THEORY IN THREE SECTIONS

Eileen Keller, PhD kellerphd@gmail.com

Fall 2016

In this course on “Contemporary Object Relations Theory” we will begin with selected roots of all contemporary object relations theory by studying some current thinking on Ferenczi’s role in the development of technique and the treatment of trauma. We will go on to think about Ferenczi’s influence on Klein and use Stephen Mitchell’s article to study the role of the object in Klein and Fairbairn.
Our third stop will be to study Fairbairn’s contribution to the theory of object relations trauma as read by Ogden.

Next, we will briefly consider field theory, a major influence on psychoanalytic thought and practice internationally.

In the third section we will consider three major contemporary theorists, Green, Brenman and Ogden. We will use selected works of each to consider the place of the object in contemporary theory and the implications for technique.

As we study each of these theoretical groups, we will read one contemporary clinical article to focus our questions: on what ground does this clinician stand? What are the implications of the clinical material presented? How do we understand the nature of the author’s clinical theory? And, how do we link the clinical theory to the theoretical ground?

Please e-mail Dr. Keller for more information.