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Jeffrey Eaton
Lewis and Clark College - Miller 105
615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
United States

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Saturday, May 04, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Special Programs

An Open Gate: Forms of Analytic Listening with Jeffrey Eaton, MA

The psychoanalyst W.R. Bion emphasized the need to construct models to aid reflection on the complexity of analytic interaction. Inspired by his example, this program explores elements of a “listening grid” that an analyst might use to help reflect upon the “data” of a session. Eaton will present three short lectures aimed at stimulating discussion on the complexity of the listening process. These lectures will be titled “Gathering the Data of a Session”; “The Self and its Circumstances”; and “Listening as an Open Gate”.  Each lecture offers a window into the task of observing and describing an analytic process as well as wrestling with challenging questions about what an analyst selects to bring to a patient’s attention as a session unfolds. Rooted in the work of Klein, Bion, Meltzer and contemporary writers like Ogden, Grotstein, and Ferro, the program will focus on an evolving working model to create a space for thinking together about forms of analytic listening.

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

  1. Observe three forms of anxiety when listening to a patient
  2. Recognize three patterns of transference when listening to a patient
  3. Describe three levels of meaning when listening to a patient 

Jeffrey L. Eaton is a graduate and faculty member of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a member of the IPA. He received the Frances Tustin Memorial Lecture Prize in 2006 and has been the Beta Rank Memorial Lecturer at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, the Margaret Jarvie Memorial Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and has lectured at the Tavistock Center London. He has been a frequent speaker at the International Frances Tustin Trust meetings as well as at International Bion meetings. In 2017 he was the International Guest Lecturer of the Australian Psychoanalytic Society in Melbourne.

Eaton provides psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to children and adults and consultation to therapists and analysts around the world. He is the author of A Fruitful Harvest: Essays after Bion, and several chapters in edited collections. Information about his writing and practice can be found at www.jleaton.com and at his Amazon author page.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9am—1pm 
CME: 4 
Location: Lewis & Clark College, Miller 105 
$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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