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CE - Dale
Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: CE

Listening Openly

with Duane Dale, MD

Course Dates:                       10/7, 11/4, 12/2/20, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2/21

Course Time:                        7:00 – 8:30pm

Total CMEs Possible:          6.0

Course Description: Ever since Freud’s recommendation to analytic therapists to listen with “evenly suspended attention,” analytic clinicians and writers have been working to understand and expand what this means. This series of monthly seminars will explore the concept of listening openly as suggested in Freud’s recommendation and in Bion’s “Notes on Memory and Desire” in which he eschews memory and desire. We will first discuss what Christopher Bollas and Thomas Ogden have written about these two recommendations. This will be followed by papers written focusing on the question are Bion’s later ideas (i.e., ‘without memory or desire’) of value to psychoanalysis. This discussion is introduced by Rachel Blass. And then we’ll end with papers from several different authors with their own versions of ‘listening openly.’ Throughout this seminar consideration will be given to the relationships of “being” and “knowing” in our clinical work.


Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. To conceptualize more clearly Freud’s and Bion’s recommendations regarding open listening to our patients.
  2. To apply these concepts to our clinical work that will facilitate listening more openly to our patients and ourselves.
  3. To discuss “being” and “knowing” and apply these to our clinical work.
Registration Fee: $450

Professional Level Member Rate: $405
Students/Residents: $225 (call for discount code) 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship 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 6.0 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.

Contact: [email protected]