Intimacy and Interiority: W.R.D. Fairbairn’s Theory and Practice | 2/3/2018

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Class size will be limited.
Enrollment closes Thursday, February 1, 2018.
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Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
LAISPS Member

February 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Course will be held in Instructors Office

22A West Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

This Course is Approved for 4 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Probably the most independent of the British Independents, Fairbairn worked in relative geographic and intellectual isolation.  A free-thinker, he developed ideas revolutionary in his time but fundamental to psychoanalysis today.  The core of his work, a structural theory of the personality, was not only a first among Independents, it was the first clear departure from Freud’s structural model: from tripartite id, ego, and superego and indiscriminate tension-reduction to unitary ego and the need, innately present, for intimacy with another.  For Fairbairn, differentiation within the personality does not take place from inside-out–-id-driven demands requiring adaptive and governing structures, ego and superego—but from outside-in—the forced alteration of the original and “pristine” object-seeking ego through relational disappointment and its psychic consequences, repression and the ossification of failed self-object ties.  Fairbairn was radical: the self in relationship is the only meaningful consideration.  When the need for connection goes unmet, an aspect of the self retreats to a world of its own and is lost to intimacy.

This course will present Fairbairn’s novel take on personality development and its clinical implications, a strikingly useful and experience-near therapeutic approach the objective of which is to erode psychic monuments to relational failure along with their defensive strongholds and restore self to other, interiority to intimacy.


GOALS & OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between Freud and Fairbairn’s structural models of the personality and its evolution.
  • Identify the development and dynamics of the endopsychic substructures of the split ego.
  • Utilize the endopsychic model of the personality in the clinical setting, in particular as it appears psychodynamically in the transference and countertransference.
  • Understand the Internal Saboteur and it relation to the repetition compulsion and the negative therapeutic reaction.
  • Describe the genesis and function of the Moral Defense.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU’S)

Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
edu cation for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 4 credit hours.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

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