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CANCELLED: Seminar Series: Reading the Clinical Diary of Sándor Ferenczi with Anthony Bass, Ph.D. [A Three-Session Seminar Series]

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm

Room G529, 80 Fifth Avenue 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

The Sándor Ferenczi Center is pleased to announce a three-session seminar, beginning February 4th, 2020, taught by Anthony Bass, Ph.D., which will involve a close reading of the Clinical Diary of Sándor Ferenczi. We will consider the therapeutic implications of Ferenczi’s discoveries as they are reported in the Diary and other of his late work. We will also consider some contemporary work in which Ferenczi's experiments in mutual analysis, his discoveries regarding mutuality, the expressive and implicit uses of countertransference, and the omnipresence of enactment served as a point of departure for the development of relational technique. Ferenczi’s groundbreaking contributions to these and other dimensions of therapeutic work constituted fundamental building blocks of relational, interpersonal, and intersubjective schools of therapy. The seminar is intended to provide an introduction to Ferenczi’s work, thought, and far-reaching influence in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.  

All participants should have a copy of The Clinical Diary of Sándor Ferenczi.

Anthony Bass, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program, the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Training Program, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. He is a founder and president of the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He was a founding editor and is Editor Emeritus of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, the International Journal of Relational Psychoanalysis, and a founding director of the International Association of Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He serves on the advisory board of the Sándor Ferenczi Center in New York City. He leads study groups and clinical workshops nationally and internationally on the therapeutic relationship, and on Ferenczi’s work and its application to contemporary clinical technique.

This event is sponsored by The Sándor Ferenczi Center at The New School for Social Research.

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Conferences and Symposia, Author Readings and Discussions


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Sandor Ferenczi Center


The New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology





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