TUESDAY, April 7, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

THE WORKINGS OF MIND

presenter: Fred Pine, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Scanning the social sources of psychoanalytic theory building and his own personal evolution, the presenter will attempt to cut through the thicket of pluralism and locate psychoanalysis as a growing knowledge-based way of understanding psychic functioning along lines parallel to the growth of science or medicine. This view squares with what, increasingly, characterizes the working models of psychoanalytic clinicians. Conceptual and clinical integrative considerations will be offered.

Educational objectives:
After attending this presentation, the participant will be able to
1. Describe a rational basis for carrying an expanded tool kit of technical considerations into the daily work of analysis and therapy, and
2. Articulate a way of rethinking and redefining psychoanlysis as a study of the workings of mind.