“Play Changes Us: Reverie, Transition, Illusion, Potential, Self Care”
Guest Presenter: Ken Corbett, Ph.D.
This day-long event sets out to study play and psychoanalytic practice. How does the transitive work of playing allow us to practice and play the other, including the practice of preservation, and the rupture of resistance? How do we court transitional space, intermediate zones, and potential space as means to support the leap of play and the ongoing work of psychotherapy? How do we lean into the logic of play in order to sustain illusion and court reverie? And how might that logic – that practice – serve as a means of self-care?
MORNING: “Transit: Playing the Other”
AFTERNOON: Self Care and the Logic of Play
An application has been submitted to have this event accredited as a group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone
Participants will learn:
- To identify and define how Winnicott built a theory of mind via his emphasis on playing not knowing;
- To identify and define Michael Parson’s theory of the logic of play and how play makes psychoanalysis possible;
- To consider the work of play as part of the work of self care.
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Schedule for the day
|10:00 am||Introduction of speaker (Dr. Judi Kobrick)|
|10:10 am||“Transit: Playing the Other” Dr. Ken Corbett|
|11:00 am||Dialogue between audience and Dr. Corbett|
|12:00 pm||Lunch (on your own)|
|2:00 pm||“Self Care and the Logic of Play” Dr. Ken Corbett|
|3:00 pm||Dialogue between audience and Dr. Corbett|
|4:00 pm||Closing remarks (Dr. Kobrick)|