When:
May 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm America/New York Timezone
2017-05-15T19:30:00-04:00
2017-05-15T21:30:00-04:00
Where:
BPSI Library
141 Herrick Rd
Newton MA 02459
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Olga Umansky
617-266-0953 ext 104
Steven H. Cooper, PhD, will discuss his new book The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position: The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2016).

7:30 p.m. reception in the Community Room
8:00 p.m. book discussion in the Library
9:15 p.m. book signing

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About the Book: 
In The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position: The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis, Steven Cooper explores a subject matter previously applied more exclusively to patients, but rarely to psychoanalysts. Cooper probes the analyst’s experience of the depressive position in the analytic situation. These experiences include the pleasures and warmth of helping patients to bear what appears unbearable, as well as the poignant experiences of limitation, incompleteness, repetition and disappointment as a vital part of clinical work. He describes a seam in clinical work in which the analyst is always trying to find and re-find a position from which he can help patients to work with these experiences. The book will be on sale in the library at a discounted price!
 
About the Author: Steven H. Cooper is a psychoanalyst and teacher well known internationally for his interest in integrating independent, Kleinian and relational thinking in his clinical work and writing. A training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, he is also Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Co-Chief Editor Emeritus at Psychoanalytic Dialogues.