Learning to Listen: My Career in Psychoanalysis
Presented by: Elliot Adler, PhD
2 CE HOURS available for: NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYDs
IN-PERSON in WHITE PLAINS and also Live on Zoom
Location: St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, 1131 North Street, White Plains
Ample Free Parking!
Admission including CE: $45
In this presentation, Dr. Adler will reflect back on his 50-year career as a psychoanalyst with an emphasis on exploring the question of how he moved from feeling like an inexperienced beginner to a confident level of mature competence. While his developmental arc is necessarily a highly personal journey, he will attempt to highlight certain challenges and processes that he believes may have more general relevance for many aspiring practitioners in this inordinately demanding profession. In the course of his presentation, he will also articulate how he arrived at certain essential understandings that fundamentally inform his vision of the psychoanalytic process.
Elliot Adler, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Adler is currently a Senior Faculty Member and Former Director at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is also a Faculty Member and Supervisor with the National Program in Psychoanalysis at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies as well as The Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Institute and The Institute for the Study of Subjectivity in New York City. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Adler has extensive experience as an administrator, teacher and supervisor of students in psychoanalytic training. He has authored numerous professional papers and presentations, and he is the co-author with Dr. Janet Bachant of the book Working In Depth; A Clinicians Guide to Framework and Flexibility in the Analytic Relationship. For the last decade Dr. Adler has been involved in a series of collaborative projects that transformed Freud’s letters to his closest colleagues into dramatic performances that examined the intersubjective dynamics of psychoanalytic creativity. His most recent undertaking has been the challenge of supervising 19 aspiring psychoanalysts in China without the benefit of a common language.