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Rothstein, A. (1985). Models of the Mind: Their Relationships to Clinical Work. Models of the Mind: Their Relationships to Clinical Work, 1-160. International Universities Press, Inc. Madison Connecticut.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Models of the Mind: Their Relationships to Clinical Work
Rothstein, A. (1985). Models of the Mind: Their Relationships to Clinical Work , 1-160. International Universities Press, Inc. Madison Connecticut .
Models of the Mind: Their Relationships to Clinical Work
Jacob A. Arlow, M.D. Past President, American Psychoanalytic Association; Former Editor-in-Chief, Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Arnold M. Cooper, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Education, Cornell University Medical College; Supervising and Training Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Past President, American Psychoanalytic Association
Arnold Goldberg, M.D. Training and Supervising Analyst, The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis; coauthor, Models of the Mind
Edgar Levenson, M.D. Training and Supervisory Analyst, William Alanson White Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychology, New York University; author, The Fallacy of Understanding and The Ambiguity of Change
Arnold H. Modell, M.D. Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Psychiatrist, Beth Israel Hospital (Boston); author, Object Love and Reality and Psychoanalysis in a New Context
William J. Richardson, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy, Boston College; graduate, William Alanson White Institute; coauthor, Lacan and Language: Reader's Guide to Ecrits
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Arnold Rothstein, M.D. Faculty, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; author, The Narcissistic Pursuit of Perfection and The Structural Hypothesis: An Evolutionary Perspective
Joseph Sandler, Ph.D., M.D. Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University of London
Hanna Segal, M.D. Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London; Member and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society
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The Workshops for Mental Health Professionals were initiated in 1976 by the Program Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association with the heuristic aim of offering the entire mental health community an exposure to the expertise of Association analysts in regard to fundamental subjects of concern to practitioners in the field. This aim derives from the program committee's wish to reach out to the community at large and encourage both attendance at our national meetings and these workshops. This desire and the derivative policies and programs originate from the concept that psychoanalysis, beyond its immediate therapeutic applications in the specifically psychoanalytic clinical situation, is a general psychology applicable in modified forms to many aspects of other clinical as well as nonclinical endeavors.
Past workshops have explored a number of subjects of basic interest to mental health practitioners: “Specific Problems in the Treatment of Adolescents”; “Specific Problems in Brief Psychotherapy”; “Children's Reactions to Object Loss”; “Special Problems in the Psychotherapy of Depression”; “The Transference in Psychotherapy: Clinical Management”; “The Significance of Infant Observational Research Data for Clinical Work”; “The Relationships of Models of the Mind to Clinical Work”; and “The Significance of the Reconstruction of Trauma in Clinical Work.” Future workshops plan to explore “The Significance of DreamInterpretation in Clinical Work” as well as the question of the mode of therapeutic action of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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The format of the two-day workshops has facilitated an in-depth exploration of one subject and provided ample unstructured time for spontaneous discussion of formal presentations. These discussions have facilitated the clarification and development of participants’ contributions.
In response to the high caliber of the learning experience many participants in the workshop have suggested the value of a written record of these proceedings. Toward that end, the Executive Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association decided to sponsor the development of a series of publications deriving from these educational endeavors. The participants have been able to clarify and develop their ideas further in the process of developing the presentations into written form.
The workshop that resulted in this monograph began with my introductory remarks and Arnold Cooper's paper—both of these presentations provided a facilitating frame of reference for the proponents of the models being considered. The remainder of the first day of the workshop was devoted to two panels chaired by Sydney Pulver and Charles Brenner, at which Jacob Arlow, Hanna Segal, Edgar Levenson, Arnold Goldberg, Arnold Modell, William Richardson presented their models of the mind. The panel, held the second day of the workshop, was entitled “Conversations with the Panelists” and was chaired by Robert Michels. It began with a formal discussion of the previous days presentations by Joseph Sandler. Then all of the participants engaged in an unstructured discussion for three hours about the fundamental questions raised by the workshop. These discussions as well as the spontaneous discussions after each presentation are reported in the appendix.
Arnold Rothstein, M.D.
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