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The Life Cycle (without Regression) - Colleagues & Conversations @ Yellowbrick

The Life Cycle (without Regression) - Colleagues & Conversations @ Yellowbrick
May 24, 2023
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Yellowbrick Consultation and Treatment Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
3rd Floor Auditorium

The Life Cycle (without Regression
Colleagues & Conversations @ Yellowbrick

1.5 CEU Credits

Free In Person Event

Yellowbrick Consultation and Treatment Center
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
3rd Floor Auditorium
Evanston, IL 60201
Parking is available in One Rotary Center; enter on Grove.


1.5 CEU Credits offered through Yellowbrick Foundation

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Conference Description:

The Life Cycle (without Regression)
Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD.
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute

Freud argued that the dreamer and, by extension, the neurotic adult regresses from the realities of the chronological present to the still conflictual strivings and anxieties of childhood. These strivings and anxieties were thought to operate, largely unchanged, in the timeless unconscious. There they awaited activation by day-residue filtering down from the adult present. Many theorists—even those who departed significantly from Freud—endorsed this premise. A recent critique has emerged, however, to challenge the reduction of adult suffering to the mere revival of childhood problems. This paper articulates and extends the critique to envision a life-span trajectory in which the subject cannot regress, but can only move forward through the reiteration of old problems in new contexts that give rise to novel mental configurations. The implication is that a complete analysis must go beyond childhood to recognize the emergent potentials—and the dangers—that reshape the contours of adult mental life.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this event, participants should be able to:
  1. To define the concept of regression and to think about its use in the history of psychoanalytic ideas.
  2. To think developmentally about forward movement, or new developmental opportunities, implicit in many clinical manifestations of what we have historically called regression.
  3. To re-conceptualize “regressions” as here-and-now shifts in the patient’s mental organization.
  4. To identify the clinical opportunities that follow from this alternative perspective.

Presenter
Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD.
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute


Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD is a faculty member at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. His work has appeared in Psychoanalytic Psychology, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA), among others. In 2017, he received the JAPA Prize for the best paper of the year in the journal. He was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of JAPA, one of the leading psychoanalytic journals in the world. He published a book on a topic of his talk, The Critique of Regression (Routledge, 2019). He serves as Clinical Director of Depth Counseling, a psychotherapy practice in Chicago.


Schedule:

  • 5:30pm
      – Networking Reception
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm
      • – Colleagues & Conversations with Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD.
      The Life Cycle (without Regression)

Yellowbrick Consultation and Treatment Center
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
3rd Floor Auditorium
Evanston, IL 60201
Parking is available in One Rotary Center; enter on Grove.


1.5 CEU Credits offered through Yellowbrick Foundation

$25 processing fee
Use the PayPal button below




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