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The Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis — Working with the Third in Mind: Finding the Third Between Us with Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D
January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents Working with the Third in Mind: Finding the Third Between Us with Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D. on Saturday January 27th at 10AM.
From the TICP website:
“About the Day
This presentation will juxtapose the intrapsychic idea of reparation, first developed by Klein and based on understanding unconscious anxieties of harming the love object, with the intersubjective ideas of repairing rupture and restoring recognition. From an intersubjective perspective, the â€œMoral Thirdâ€ can be defined as a representation of a lawful world in which repair of attachment is possible, in particular by acknowledging the inevitable violations of expected patterns. Acknowledgment of injury and misrecognition thus becomeâ€‹ â€‹an essential element of repair, developmentally and therapeutically. When repair has failed historically, the need for acknowledgment may be imagined as destructive (destabilizing) to the needed other, who cannot tolerate failure to be good. Thus needing recognition of distress or being injured becomes conflated with injuring the other. This reframing of Kleinian formulations of complementarity would see enactments as governed by mutual fear of harming. Thâ€‹e moral third â€‹ might be a way to think about a position from which to metacommunicate about or step out of the fantasy involved in this deep complementary structure: the idea that only one can live.”
Earlybird Registration Deadline is January 12, 2018
TSCP Member: $170 / $180
Regular: $180 / $190
Student: $100 / $120