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Rachel Blass
Legacy Good Samaritan -- Building 2 Auditorium
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, Or 97210
(503) 413-7711

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Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Special Programs

What makes analytic work “Kleinian”? Reflections in light of the contemporary expansion of the term with Rachel Blass

Together with the growing popularity of what is referred to as contemporary or post-Kleinian psychoanalysis, it may be seen that the term “Kleinian” has come to refer to a very broad and diverse set of approaches—some even diametrically opposed to each other. This highlights the question of what essentially makes analytic work “Kleinian”. In this lecture I will present my perspective on this controversial question and will argue for the importance of addressing it. At the heart of this perspective lies a certain view of the analytic task based on an approach to the nature of truth and its curative potential, which Klein shares with Freud but develops both conceptually and clinically. It stands opposed to many contemporary formulations of truth as intersubjective and co-constructed. This lecture will examine these developments, shedding new light on Kleinian concepts (e.g., phantasy and the death instinct) and placing a special emphasis on their implications for the specifics of analytic practice.

Educational Objectives:  At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

Rachel Blass

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Time: 9am—1pm 
CME: 4 
Location: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
$150 (non-members) ● $135 (members) ● $75 (residents/interns) Fulltime Undergraduate/Graduate Students  (free with valid student ID day of event)


Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of  4.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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