Lost Classics in Psychoanalysis:
The Fabric of Affect in Psychoanalytic Discourse by André Green


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Garrick Duckler, LMFT, PhD

10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/21

7:00 - 8:30 pm


$200 Non-Members
$180 Members
$100 Residents-Interns-Graduate Students

Feelings. Emotions. Passion. Affect. These are features so basic to human psychic life (let alone psychotherapy), they can sometimes be left out of theoretical considerations. But what would the history of psychoanalytic thought look like from the perspective of affect? How do psychoanalytic notions of affect play a role in what changes in treatment or in diagnosis or in what happens between analysand and analyst? Green’s extraordinary study of affect in Freudian and post-Freudian theory explores the important aspects of the affect/representation opposition, how affect is conceptualized in neurotic and psychotic structures, how affect appears in memory traces and within Oedipal conflicts. These and other aspects of affect raise questions on a myriad of topics including how we think about affect in “psychoanalytic speech,” in its relationship to different theoretical models, as well as a crucial dimension of the analytic process as a lived experience. 


  1. Have a working understanding of how Green conceptualized affect in Freud’s work and his overall view of psychoanalytic literature since Freud.
  2. Describe Green’s idea of “negative hallucination” and be able to speak to its relationship to clinical practice.
  3. Have a working understanding of how Green understands the difference of affect within neurotic and psychotic structures.


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  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.