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Listening with a Beginner’s Mind: A Psychoanalytic Approach Informed by W.R. Bion and Zen Buddhism

August 13, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT


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Dialogues In Clinical Moments: Small-group Discussions of the Latest in Psychoanalytic Thought and Practice Today, Treating the Gamut of Presenting Problems and Diagnoses

1 CE Hour available for NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYD’s

Is it valuable or even possible to remain a “beginner” in knowing and listening to your analysand throughout a deep therapeutic relationship? How we listen—as psychodynamic clinicians—and what, in essence, constitutes analytic material, will be the unfocused topics of this discussion. A paper written by the moderator of the Dialogue will serve as a launching point.

Moderator – Wade B. Anderson, Ph.D

I am a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and practicing Buddhist. With broad interests and skills in working with families, parents, children and individual adults, I enjoy the challenges of meeting people and their emotional systems moment by moment. For me, the work is to foster investigation and transformation, some small and others profound. My affinity for Wilfred Bion’s work has grown over the last 10 years, and is an extension of Buddhist and existential paths that I am following. I have presented clinical papers in various formats over the last 15 years on topics ranging from “evolving an analytic voice”, “witnessing”, “the art of therapy” and beginner’s mind.


August 13, 2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT