The unique place of multiple understanding and interpreting dreams during the various phases of the psychoanalytic treatment of developmental trauma.
Presenter: Joshua Levy, Ph.D.
Saturday April 18, 2015
George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto,
15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$100 Regular Rate ($125 after April 2, 2015)
$50 Student Rate
Dr. Levy will present detailed clinical material from the beginning, middle and end phases of an analysis, to highlight the essential aspects of a step -by-step collaborative understanding and interpreting the patient’s dreams to demonstrate how this process contributed to the amelioration of the patient’s traumatic experiences. Attention will be paid to the patient’s interactive engagement during the working through of her internalized traumatic experiences. Specific transference-countertransference will be discussed. The participants will have plenty of opportunities to question the presentation and to reflect on alternative understanding and interpreting the clinical material.
1. To learn about the issues related to working collaboratively with the patient’s dreams in long term analytic treatment;
2. To raise questions and critically discuss the clinical presentation.
Schedule for the Day
9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
9:30 a.m. Introduction (Dr. Kobrick)
9:40 a.m. The First Phase — The Therapeutic Alliance (Dr. Levy)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. The Second Phase — A Crisis (Dr. Levy)
12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00 p.m. The Third Phase — Working Through (Dr. Levy)
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. The Fourth Phase – Termination and a Follow Up (Dr. Levy)
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
About the Speaker
Joshua Levy, Ph.D. has published papers on learning and teaching dreams in psychoanalysis, and on supervision. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the T.I.P., Faculty Member of the T.I.C.P., and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Toronto. He presented workshops on: Learning to appreciate the multiple perspectives of analytic interactions; Analytic listening, Analysts listening to analysts; Understanding and interpreting dreams in psychoanalysis from a Freudian and a Relational perspectives: A comparison.
Suggested Advance Reading
A paper relevant to his presentation: Levy J. ( 2011), ” The Dream in Beyond the Pleasure Principle and Beyond, in On Freud’s ” Beyond the Pleasure Principle”, edited by S. Aktar and M. K. O’ Neil, p. 128-153.