In this six-week course, we will explore the complex and disturbing dynamics of sadomasochistic relations. This realm of perverse part-object relating can severely challenge and even erode the therapeutic process. The therapist and patient may become entangled in a series of power games, in which each person is treated by the other as a “thing,” while the pain of working-through is denied and thwarted by the excitement of denigration and triumphant omnipotent phantasy.
We will draw upon readings, clinical material, and film to gain an understanding of the underlying reasons for these primitive defenses and how to work with them clinically.
Dates and Times
Starting March 3rd, 2016,
Classes will be held every other Thursday
7pm to 8:30pm
COR Meeting Room, 2800 First Avenue, Suite 117, Seattle
Members – $240
Non-Members – $300
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