An Online Workshop with Franco Scabbiolo
Psychoanalysis is an Art-Science form. Donald Meltzer (1971), in his paper Towards an Atelier System, presented the concept of the “external atelier” as a model for psychoanalytic education. Franco Scabbiolo, who worked with Meltzer for many years, has been developing the concept of the “internal atelier.” Beginning this October, attendees of this online workshop will get virtual access to Scabbiolo’s psychotherapeutic atelier. In this six-part series, Franco will open the doors of his consulting room and mind so attendees can get a glimpse of the unique and alive way in which he works with his patients. He has never done a workshop like this before. Franco will present psychotherapeutic cases he has worked on in his practice in a sincere and candid manner with the aim of allowing attendees to get as close as one can get to the therapeutic interactions, without physically being in the consulting room, to better understand his way of working, a way of working that does not fit into theory. As is common practice with any material presented in articles, books, and psychotherapeutic conferences, the material will be disguised in order to protect his patients’ confidentiality.
The purpose of this demanding workshop is to move beyond conventional theories and concepts, instead focusing on the heart of the clinical work. As Franco shares his sessions with patients, the group will be invited to discuss what they notice, ask questions, and give their perspectives on the psychotherapeutic interactions. The atmosphere of the workshop will be personal and creative, with attendees discussing what they notice and feel about the sessions presented. Franco will submit case histories, verbatim transcripts, art, countertransferential descriptions, and other media to bring attendees as close as possible to the work he is doing with patients so they can experience, analyze, and learn from his way of working. The aim of the workshop is to find and create different ways to listen to hidden emotional experience, and to create different ways to talk with patients.
“We need the creative coalescence of raw emotional experience with feelings and thoughts that help to illuminate that experience. This is what makes the patient come alive.”
– Franco Scabbiolo
Expedition into New Mental Configurations
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Exploration of LGBTQ Experience
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Moving Outside the Borders of Conventional
Theory to Free the Creative Impulse
Saturday, January 11, 2020
How Experience with New Mental Configurations can give us New Ways of Working with Psychosis, Autism, Obsessional Neurosis, etc.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
A New Way of Talking in Sessions
to Connect Emotionally with our Patients
Saturday, March 7, 2020
How to Create Conditions to Enhance the Creative Process
in the Patient and in the Therapist
Saturday, May 2, 2020
$270 for COR Members for complete webinar series
(or 4 payments of $68 for the first 4 months)
$340 to Non-COR Members for complete webinar series
(or 4 payments of $85 for the first 4 months)
Can’t afford the webinar?
We want to make sure you can attend.
Scholarships are available for COR members.
Please inquire by contacting Collin McFadden at
Time and Location
10am PST (or PDT) to 11:30am PST (or PDT),
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About Franco Scabbiolo
is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, director of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, and member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College, and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He works in private practice in Oxford, UK, working with adults, adolescents, and children on the autism spectrum.
Scabbiolo has been supervising clinical cases in London, Italy, Sweden and the United States for over twenty five years. He has lectured at several international conferences, and in recent years has given yearly webinars in the USA on the creative-psychoanalytic process. His important psychoanalytic education came from his work with Oxford psychoanalyst Donald Meltzer, with whom he worked from 1989 to 2004.