2024 Scientific Meeting - Preconference Webinar on Zoom

Relational Engagement and its Underbelly: A relational analyst looks at both sides.

Presenter: Joyce Slochower, Ph.D., ABPP

What does it mean to work from a contemporary Winnicottian perspective with the aim of providing symbolic maternal repair for relational trauma? How has contemporary thinking altered that perspective? In this presentation, Joyce Slochower reviews Winnicott’s contributions and describes her own expanded understanding of relational holding. Arguing both for and against holding’s clinical power, she unpacks her own understanding of its varied clinical impact in different kinds of therapeutic “knots”.

This conference is designed for social workers, psychologists, psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists, targeting intermediate to advanced level clinicians. Three CEUs are available. The following day, there will be an in-person conference. If you would like to sign up for both days, check out our Events page to find the package available at a discounted price.

Please see the attached brochure for more details, including information about CEUs, the day's schedule, cancellation policies, learning objectives, and references to relevant reading prior to the conference.

About the presenter

Joyce Slochower, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor Emerita of Psychology at CUNY; Faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program, Steven Mitchell Center, National Training Program of NIP, & PINC in San Francisco. Second Editions of her books, Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective and Psychoanalytic Collisions were released in 2014. She is co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of De-Idealizing Relational Theory: A Critique from Within and Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique (2018, Routledge). Her forthcoming book, Psychoanalysis and the Unspoken, is in press with Routledge. She is in private practice in New York City where she sees individuals and couples and runs supervision and study groups.