CORNERSTONES OF CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYSIS

New Visions of Psychoanalysis for the XXI Century

In clinical work we often begin to sense something we cannot put into words. Though this does not necessarily appear verbally, it is nevertheless communicated in a way that makes the analyst feel stirred to the depths by something which, at the same time, may be barely perceptible.

Bion's writings reflect his desperate struggle to approach and communicate that which is unrepresentable and beyond words. Getting in touch with emotional truth, and the constant search for a way to communicate that truth, constitute a strong driving force in his work.

Through closely reading together some of Bion's texts, this seminar will attempt to follow Bion's journey in thinking about an unmentalized, and perhaps even 'unmentalizable' psychic reality, beginning with his depiction of a so-called psychotic part of the personality up until his conceptualization of an ultimate reality which he denotes as O. It is a path leading from the notion of psychic functioning that lacks a capacity to be in contact with emotional reality and truth, up to the conception of an unthinkable psychic reality, beyond the reach of the human mind.

Avner Bergstein

Avner Bergstein is a training and supervising psychoanalyst and faculty member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. He works in private practice with adults, adolescents and children and has worked for several years at a kindergarten for children with autism. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters elaborating on the clinical implications of the writings of Bion and Meltzer and his papers are translated into many languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. He is author of the book Bion and Meltzer's Expeditions into Unmapped Mental Life: Beyond the Spectrum in Psychoanalysis. He conducts reading seminars internationally focusing on the writings of these two authors.

CORNERSTONES

OF CONTEMPORARY

PSYCHOANALYSIS

DATES

We meet on four Saturdays,

between 15h-17h (Lisbon Time):

February 6th, 20th

March 6th, 20th

PARTICIPATION FEE

Participation Fee

200 Euros

​For a day we engage in case discussions around theoretical key concepts and how they translate into clinical work. If you haven't attended the theoretical seminars, don't worry. The IN THE DEEP works well as an independent learning opportunity.

April 10th - 15.00-18.15 GMT

Participation fee: 65 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Registration

To start your registration fill out the form and submit it. To complete your registration please, transfer the participation fee and send proof of payment to freeassociationlisbon@gmail.com

I'm registering for the following event with Avner Bergstein:

Bion's Expeditions into Unmapped Mental Life - Reading Seminars

February 6th, 20th

March 6th, 20th

15h-17h GMT

Participation Fee: 200 Euros

Clinical Follow Up and Case Discussion

April 10th

15.00-18.15 GMT

Participation Fee: 65 Euros

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OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of any event is English.

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

Any confidential material must be anonymized in such a comprehensive way that if a patient was reading about themselves in a paper or listening to a recording of the presentation or discussion, they would not be able to identify themselves. It should not be assumed that because, for example, the case presented is from another country, a patient’s confidentiality is somehow of less fundamental importance. In registering for the meeting, you are agreeing to keep confidential any such material that you see or hear; further should you inadvertently identify, directly or indirectly, a patient that you know, not to break the obligation you have implicitly given in respect to that patient’s confidentiality. You will also be asked to reconfirm this in any clinical session. Special care must be taken to avoid conversations about clinical material in any public place. Emails and internet postings involving clinical material should be absolutely avoided.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
Notice of cancellation must be in writing to the email: freeassociationlisbon@gmail.com. The amount refunded will depend on the date when cancellation is received: If notice is received 15 days before the date of the event you have full refund on cancellation. If notice is received after that you have no refund. For refund a cancellation fee of €20  will be charged.

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AUDIO RECORDING, FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  Given the confidential nature of the clinical work any kind of recordings are strictly forbidden in any clinical session. The Free Association will record the meetings. By registering you agree to this.

The recordings of the Cornerstones seminars and Forward meetings will be available for the participants only, for online visualization, on our site for 3 month. The recordings of the In The Deep meetings will not be available.

ABOUT US

The Free Association is a non-profit organization moved by the desire to learn. We create innovative opportunities of continuous learning in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

LOCALIZATION

We are based in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal,  with colleagues and partners around the world.

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