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Webinar: Working with Internal Object Abandonment

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Starting Saturday September 30th, 2017

with Franco Scabbiolo, PhD

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 a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists and 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.

Working with Internal Object Abandonment

In this new webinar series, Franco Scabbiolo aims to deepen understanding of the consequences of working with patients with “internal object abandonment.” Donald Meltzer opened a door at the end of his life as he came to emphasize the fundamental role in people’s lives of the “aesthetic” and the “limits of creativity” in the psychoanalytic process.

Over a series of nine webinars, Scabbiolo is going to try to tackle the problem of the “creative conflict” as the essence of the psychoanalytic process with patients very difficult to reach, and therefore to create the possibility of overcoming the feeling of being trapped in their daily lives.

The conventional analyst fails to grasp the abyss in their patients, as well as in their own personalities. Likewise, conventional psychoanalytic and psychoanalytic theory also fails to grasp this abyss. Therefore, treatment with these types of patients, however useful at the beginning, tends only to scratch the surface of the problem, leading to disappointment for both patient and analyst. Scabbiolo suggests that the process, to grasp the unreachable, will require a more intense response and a deepening of the countertransference from the analyst. How to do that without intruding or remaining distant, is an art, requiring creative imaginative interventions.

(4 payments of $100, due at registration, Nov, Feb, Apr)

(4 payments of $125, due at registration, Nov, Feb, Apr)

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Time and Location

Saturdays, 10am to 11:30am. See schedule below for exact dates.

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COR Meeting Room
2800 1st Ave, Suite 117
Seattle, WA 98121

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

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