Colloquium 16

"Improvisation and Play in the Analytic Space"

Title/Paper: "Principles of Improvisation: A Model of Therapeutic Plan in Relational Analysis"
Author: Phil Ringstrom, Ph.D.
Dates: Monday, May 10 - Sunday, May 23 , 2010

Katie Gentile, Ph.D. and Eyal Rozmarin, Ph.D.


Donnel Stern, Gilbert Cole, Steven Knoblauch, Gianni Nebbiosi, Steven Rosenbloom, Glen Gabbard, Steven Stern, Tony Bass.

The upcoming IARPP Colloquium will tackle an enlivening yet illusive process of improvisation and play in the clinical space. The discussion will focus on Phil Ringstrom‘s unpublished paper “Principles of Improvisation: A model of therapeutic plan in relational analysis.” Ringstrom has published and presented his evolving ideas about improvisation in the clinical space for years. This paper builds on Winnicott’s admonition that it is the analyst’s task to teach the patient how to play by attempting to fill in the gap as to how that might occur in adult treatment. The paper will be available to read before the colloquium begins. As usual we will open the colloquium with discussion amongst an international panel of psychoanalytic scholars with a wide range of perspectives on this important subject. Then we will open it up to the entire community for continued discussion.

General Information Regarding CE Credits:

The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IARPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE for NASW-New York State for 3 contact hours is pending approval.