TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
DO WORDS STILL MATTER?
presenter: Anna Ornstein, M.D.
The presentation is a further elaboration of the interpretive process, a subject about which Anna and Paul Ornstein have written several papers over the years. This paper highlights the dialogic nature (the therapeutic dialogue) of the interpretive process. It is a mode of therapeutic conversation that creates a sense of safety in the analytic dyad as well as intrapsychically. Therapeutic change -- the working through process of deeply unconscious defense organizations -- is signaled by a shift from a compulsion to repeat habitual behavior patterns to dreading such repetition.