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The Fate of Subjective Experience in Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, and Philosophy

March 27 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenter: Morris Eagle, Ph.D.
Start Time: 03/27/2021 at 01:30 pm
End Time: 03/27/2021 at 04:00 pm

PRESENTER

Morris Eagle, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritius at the Derner Institute, Adelphi University. He is Distinguished Faculty Member at New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) in Los Angeles; former President of Division 39; a former Erikson scholar at Austen Riggs; and a recipient of the Sigourney Award in 2009. He is now retired after more than 60 years in private practice in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of eight books, and the author of more than 150 journal articles and chapters in edited books. His most recent book, “Toward a Unified Psychoanalysis: Foundation in a Revised and Expanded Psychology” will be out later this year. The current book on which he is working is nearing completion and is entitled “The Fate of Subjective Experience in Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, and Philosophy”,

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The title of this presentation is taken from a book Dr. Eagle is near to completing. He will begin his presentation with the astonishing fact that although the most precious thing about being alive is one’s capacity for subjective conscious experience, it has suffered a dismal fate at the hands of the disciplines of psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and philosophy. More specifically, this central phenomenon of one’s existence has been subjected to devitalization in Titchener’s Structuralism and Husserl’s phenomenology, banishment as the subject matter of psychology in behaviorism, dismissal as superficial, its importance limited to the latent meanings it points to, as well as dissimulating in psychoanalysis, and reduction to nothing but activation of assemblies of neural cells in neuroscience and philosophy.

Dr. Eagle will provide some specific accounts of how subjective experience has been dealt with in the different disciplines he mentions above. He will focus on psychoanalysis. He will also discuss reactions against and alternatives to what he refers to as the dismal fate of subjective experience. Common to these alternatives is the appropriate accordance of primacy to the role of subjective experience in one’s life. And finally, he will discuss the clinical implications in psychoanalysis of the relative shift from an emphasis on the acquisition of self-knowledge, as expressed in the goal of making the unconscious conscious, as to an emphasis on the enhancement, enrichment, and integration of subjective experience, as expressed in the goal of where id was, there ego shall be when that is understood in a particular way—a central theme of his last book.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After attending this intermediate-level program, participants will be able:

1. To identify the ways in which particular therapeutic approaches minimize the importance of subjective experience.

2. To formulate the role of experience in one’s understanding of psychological functioning.

3. To formulate more effective ways of dealing with subjective experience in psychodynamic treatment.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gray, P. (2005). Ego and Analysis of Defense. Jason Aronson.

Jay, M. (2004). Songs of Experience. University of California.

Searle, J. (1997). The Mystery of Consciousness. New York Review of Books.

Solms, M. (1997). What is Consciousness? Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 45 (3). 631-703.

Wakefield, J.C. (2018). Freud and Philosophy of Mind. Palgrave/Macmillan.

CE CREDITS

CE Credits? Yes

2.5

CONFIDENTIALITY AND WMAAPP POLICY

In order to protect the confidentiality of the clinical material, and to adhere to APA ethical guidelines, it is required that those attending the program be either currently licensed mental health professionals, psychoanalysts, or currently matriculated students in mental health programs (psychology, social work, psychiatry, psychoanalysis). Students are required to provide the name of their program. There will be no exceptions.

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.

Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities In conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during the discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. For questions, concerns or complaints, please Contact Us.

LOCATION

Zoom

Stockbridge
Massachusetts
01262
Contact Phone: 518-461-0281
Contact Email: docjswami@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sponsorship and
Continuing Education

2.5 CE credits are available to psychologists and psychoanalysts, and 2.5 CE credits will be provided for social workers and LMHCs.

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during the discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns or any complaints to Jyoti Swaminathan, Psy.D. (518) 461-2081.

WMAAPP is the local chapter of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association.
WMAAPP is committed to following APA ethical guidelines.

  • * Graduate Students with ID - Free of Charge

    Financial Assistance is available upon request

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Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom