Tuesday, May 4th, 2004, 8:00 PM

Foundations for the Future of Psychoanalysis:
Three Perspectives on Theory, Practice, and Research

panelists: Elizabeth Auchincloss, M.D., Howard Shevrin, Ph.D. and Arnold Wilson, Ph.D.
moderator: Stanley Bone, M.D.

How to integrate psychoanalytic theory, practice, and research has been a challenge, and a source of controversy and development since the time of Freud’s earliest writings. The multiplicity of models in contemporary psychoanalysis has only intensified these problems. This panel will assess the current state of the field from each of these three perspectives in order to suggest future directions.

Howard Shevrin explores how drive theory is supported by recent affective neuroscience research, and how this strengthens clinical practice. Arnold Wilson examines the nature of what a psychoanalytic theory is in order to consider what empowers clinical theory. Elizabeth Auchincloss takes the clinical encounter as the proper guide into theory and research.

The panelists will outline their views in brief presentations, which will be followed by open discussion among the panelists and audience.