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CONTEMPORARY OBJECT RELATIONS THEORY IN THREE SECTIONS
Eileen Keller, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Ferenczis role in the development
of technique and the treatment of trauma. We will go on to think about Ferenczis
influence on Klein and use Stephen Mitchells article to study the role of
the object in Klein and Fairbairn.
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.
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 authors clinical theory? And, how do we link the clinical
theory to the theoretical ground?
Please e-mail Dr. Keller for more information.