The “Introduction to Psychoanalysis” seminars, which is one of the most sought-after events of our Association, are conducted in two different levels.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOANALYSIS
Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis; the encounter between psychoanalytical concepts and clinical practice; the multi dimensionality and diversity of theory and fields of practice are explored through primary psychoanalytic texts with theoretical seminars and presentation of case studies. This section of the seminars is open to the participation of everyone who would like to study primary psychoanalytic texts and who are also interested in the practical application of the psychoanalytic approach in their individual or institutional practice. Psychoanalytic theory, defense mechanisms, personality organizations and psychopathology will be discussed in the framework of C. Brenner’s An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis, N. McWilliams’s Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, A. Freud’s The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense, R. Perron’s What is Psychoanalysis?, and V. Volkan’s Psychoanalytic Technique Expanded. Additionally, a seminar on neuropsychoanalysis will potentially be added to the program.
The seminars typically take place from October to June.
SECOND STEP: CASE STUDIES
Structured around presentations and discussions through the active participation of participants who have completed the Introduction to Psychoanalysis Seminars in previous years, this program is open to psychiatric assistants or psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychologists and graduate students in psychology, and psychological counselors who would like to pursue advanced studies in this field. The program, which aims to facilitate an exchange of clinical practice and a discussion of the clinical reflections of theoretical issues, is comprised of case studies.
Recommended volumes for further reading: Sigmund Freud’s Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Interpretation of Dreams, On Metapsychology, and other volumes; Anna Freud’s The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense; Melanie Klein’s Envy and Gratitude, Love, Guilt and Reparation; C. Brenner’s An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis; N. McWilliams’s Psychoanalytic Diagnosis; Roger. Perron’s What is Psychoanalysis?; and Vamık Volkan’s Psychoanalytic Technique Expanded.
All seminars are held in Turkish. If you are interested in attending, please visit the relevant page on our Turkish website: Psikanalize Giriş Seminerleri