Aning is proud to present Rachel Blass, who is a psychoanalyst and member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and the British Psychoanalytical Society. In recent years a special focus of her writing and teaching has been on making what is unique to London Kleinian thinking and practice more accessible to analysts from other traditions.
Tickets can be purchased either for the only the eventing lecture (19.00-21.00) or for a full day with more lectures and discussions. Psykoanalysens-stora-tankare-melanie-1
The Kleinian contribution to psychoanalysis’ foundational theory of truth and it’s essential role in clinical practice.
The notion that coming to know repressed truth cures lies at the very foundation of psychoanalytic thinking and practice. In this lecture I will present the view that this foundational idea put forward by Freud is complex and not easy to justify and that consequently has been subject to the criticism that transformative cure requires something other than gaining inner knowledge, (e.g., that within analysis some developmental process based on fostering a new positive relationship is needed). This has resulted in a contemporary move away from what has traditionally defined psychoanalysis. Through the study of some of Kleinian concepts (especially on phantasy and the life and death instincts) I will go on to show how Kleinian thinking articulates, grounds and enriches psychoanalysis’ foundational notion of truth and its curative potential. It thus preserves what is essentially psychoanalytic.