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Webinar: Does the Intrapsychic Creative Countertransference Generate Transference in the Patient?

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Starting Saturday Oct 6th, 2018

with Franco Scabbiolo

Franco has been teaching and supervising clinical cases in Seattle for over fifteen years. He has a private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with autism in Oxford, UK and has been working, giving seminars, and supervising cases in Italy, Colombia, Corsica, Norway, Sweden , London and New York, as well as in Seattle.

In the UK, he is a coordinator and supervisor of groups of psychotherapists, teachers, music, dance, art and speech therapists working with autistic and psychotic children. He is the Director of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists and a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College. He did his training in South America and London.

His important psychoanalytic education came from the Oxford psychoanalyst Donald Meltzer from 1989 to 2004.

Does the Intrapsychic Creative Countertransference Generate Transference in the Patient?

The Creative Countertransferential Field

Freud wrote in his paper, The Dynamics of Transference (1912), “…it remains a puzzle why in analysis transference emerges as the most powerful resistance to the treatment…” Similarly, countertransference, the analyst’s response to the transference was first seen as a disturbance in the psychoanalyst, preventing him from getting a clear and objective view of the patient. As the concept of countertransference evolved, it increasingly became recognized as a most important source for grasping the patient’s emotional situation, as well as a guide in the psychoanalytical work.

Over the course of this nine month webinar series, Franco Scabbiolo will try to develop the innovative idea that, in the cases of patients with significant internal object abandonment, the creative countertransference generates a transference process that allows the patient to become alive, first internally, then externally. Scabbiolo will use clinical material, articles, literature, and film to throw light onto the complexity of this phenomenon.

The main points that Scabbiolo intends to explore and elucidate throughout the webinar series are:
  • The intrapsychic countertransference in the analyst creates the transference in patients with a significant internal object abandonment.
  • The analyst’s countertransference is the first step in the critical psychic creative work needed to allow the emergence of the patient from depression, thought disorders, delusions and confusions.
  • The analyst’s preformed countertransference reinforces the internal object abandonment of the patient.
A suggested reading list will accompany the series. Towards the end of the series, when Scabbiolo visits Seattle next year, he will be distributing a paper he is currently working on. CEUs are included and each webinar will be recorded so participants will be able to view webinars they miss.

An Interview with Franco about the Upcoming Webinar


$400 for COR Members for complete webinar series
(or 4 payments of $100 for the first 4 months)

$500 to Non-COR Members for complete webinar series
(or 5 payments of $100 for the first 5 months)

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Time and Location

Saturdays, 10am to 11:30am. 

Session 1, Oct 6th, 2018, The Creative Countertransferential Field

Session 2, November 3rd, 2018, The Absence of the Transference

Session 3, December 1st, 2018, The Surprising Emergence of the Transference

Session 4, January 12th, 2018, The Uses and Abuses of Transference-Countertransference Process

Session 5, February 2nd, 2019, The Countertransferential Field

Session 6, March 2, 2019,The Analyst as an Amplifier of the  patient’s Transference

Session 7, April 6th, 2019, Internal Object Abandonment and the Countertransference

Session 8, May 4th, 2019, Preconceived Countertransference

Session 9, June 8th, 2019, The Process of the Creative Countertransference

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For questions, please contact 
Collin McFadden at (206) 697-2539,  collinmcfadden@gmail.com

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