Colloquium 22

"Therapeutic Passion in the Countertransference"

Title/Paper: Therapeutic Passion in the Countertransference
Author: Irwin Hoffman
Dates: Monday, May 6 - Sunday, May 19 , 2013

Galit Atlas and Steven Kuchuck


Mitchell Becker, Sandra Buechler, J.P. Cheuvront, Steven Cooper, Deborah Coulthard, Ann D'Ercole, Susan Klebanoff, Charles Levin, Spyros Orfanos, Stuart Pizer, Carmine Schettini, Gavin Stansfield, and Paul Wachtel.

The article and our colloquium will explore the uses of passion and influence in psychoanalytic treatment. Hoffman contends that the analyst must take on the responsibility to combat destructive introjects by becoming an inspiring, affirmative presence in the patient’s life. He examines the taboo against this use of self, and offers in depth clinical examples that we expect will inspire and provide opportunities for stimulating discussion and debate. As always, we have invited an international panel of expert theoreticians and clinicians to join us in what promises to be a lively and informative two weeks.

General Information regarding CE Credits:

For psychologists: 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. This program is valid for 3 CE Credits.

For social workers: This program is valid for 3 CE Credits (approval number pending). 

For California BBS licensees: Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences under license number PCE 5321.

This program is free of cost to the IARPP membership, and it is targeted to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychoanalysts, marriage and family therapists, academics, as well as other California BBS licensees.