UNDERSTANDING PRIMITIVE MENTAL STATES (UPMS)
UPMS is a psychoanalytic seminar in NYC that studies British Object Relations with an emphasis on Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion and Contemporary London Kleinians. Susan Finkelstein is the originator and director of this group since its inception in 2009.
THE INTERNAL WORLD AND ITS OBJECTS
A Theoretical and Clinical Seminar co-led by Susan Finkelstein (New York) and David Bell (London) 2014-2015.
Who is Who by Ignes Sodre and Those Which Patients Bring to Analysis by Henri Rey will be discussed in addition to seminal articles by Freud and Klein.
SCHIZOID MODES IN NARCISSISTIC AND BORDERLINE STATES: LEVELS OF DISTURBANCE IN THE CAPACITY TO SYMBOLIZE AND ESTABLISHING A SPACE - TIME CONTINUUM
The American Psychoanalytic Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Co-chaired by Susan Finkelstein and Nasir Ilahi.
THE CLAUSTRO-AGORAPHOBIC DILEMMA
The Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma as defined by Henri Rey is found in many disturbed patients who are unable to find an area of safety or security inside the protection of the mother while taking excursions outside.
Ongoing study group of Melanie Klein and contemporary Kleinians combining theoretical concepts in technique with clinical cases.
OEDIPUS: FREUD, KLEIN, & LACAN
In this course, three analysts of differing theoretical backgrounds and training will try to tackle this originary ground of psychoanalysis with the wager that there is a way to speak across such different models of the mind and their technical implications in clinical work.