“On the Verge: MADNESS IN THE CLINICAL ENCOUNTER
Dominique Scarfone, M.D.
Transference and psychic reality in delusions
Discussant: Jonathan House, M.D.
April 25th , 2020
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
IPTAR, 1651 Third Ave, suite 205
General: $150 includes 6 CE credits
Candidates: $40 includes 6 CE credits
9am – 9:30am – Breakfast
9:30am —10:45am Dominique Scarfone, M.D.
Transference is the reenactment of a psychic reality that was either repressed or rejected. According to Laplanche, transference is provoked by the analyst, while Freud, on his part, had proposed that patients “must surely be right in some way” and that delusions contain a kernel of historical truth. The author explores what is required, in practice and in theory, in order to reconcile these strong theoretical assertions with the clinical challenge of working through a delusional form of transference.
11:00am—12:00am Jonathan House M.D.
12:00am—12:30pm Further Remarks by Dr. Scarfone and Dr. House
Open to Audience Q&A
12:30pm- 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm—3:00pm Clinical Case presentation
3:00pm —3:30 pm Open discussion with Scarfone and House
Dominique Scarfone, M.D.is a psychoanalyst in private practice, a training and supervising analyst in the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (Montreal French Branches). He recently retired from his tenure as full professor at the Université de Montréal where he taught psychoanalytic theory and supervised graduate students. A former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, he is presently on the Editorial board of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and on the advisory committees of various journals. He authored numerous journal articles and book chapters and published a
number books, among which, Laplanche: An introduction and The Unpast. The Actual Unconscious, both published in 2015 in New York by UIT (The Unconscious in Translation). He co-edited with Howard B. Levine and Gail Reed. Unrepresented States
and the Construction of Meaning (Karnac, 2013). He was one of the keynote speakers at the IPA Congress held in London (UK) in
July 2019 and is regularly invited to give lectures as well as clinical and theoretical workshops in various countries.
Jonathan House , M.D.worked as a cab driver, a truck driver and a short-order cook before becoming a physician. He first specialized in internal medicine but left clinical practice to work full-time for the labor movement; after a decade, he returned to
medicine re-specializing as a psychiatrist and then as a psychoanalyst. He is a member of IPTAR. He is a TA at Columbia and IPE. At Columbia he has taught widely including courses on technique, on development, and for 15 years was co-chair
of the Freud course. At Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society he teaches graduate seminars on Freud and on Laplanche. Laplanche appointed him to serve on the Conseil Scientifique of the Fondation Laplanche where he has been responsible for translations of Laplanche’s work into English. He is the founder and General Editor of The Unconscious in Translation –catalog at UITBooks.com
1- A new way of integrating the dynamics of transference with the clinical facts occurring in the analytic setting;
2- A better understanding of delusional transference and its possible outcome in the course of analytic treatment;
3- A better integration of clinical facts and theoretical formulations about Generalized seduction theory, psychic reality and their clinical manifestations.
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(5) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
Many thanks from the IPTAR Program Committee: Jeanne Even (Chair), Susan Finkelstein, Anna Fishzon, Judy Ann Kaplan, Masha Mimran, Brian Kloppenberg,, Lynne Herbst. Vivian Eskin, Jamie Stevens