The Emotional Development of the ClinicianBook tickets
British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)
The Psychoanalyst’s Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots: The Emotional Development of the Clinician
A chance to hear authors discuss their work, to find out more about recently published books and to revisit classic texts and best sellers.
These conversations will be of interest to clinicians working in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and other areas of mental health.
Anne Patterson, Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis, will introduce Vic Sedlak’s book.
Vic Sedlak, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society, will be joined in discussion with Julia Fabricius, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
In The Psychoanalyst’s Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots: The Emotional Development of the Clinician, Vic Sedlak examines clinicians’ fear of a superego which threatens to become censorious of themselves or their patient and their need to aspire to standards demanded by their ego ideals. These dynamic forces are considered in relation to treatments which fail, to supervision and to recent innovations in psychoanalytic technique. The difficulty of giving thought to hostility is particularly stressed.
Richly illustrated with clinical material, this book will enable practitioners to recognise the unconscious forces which militate against their clinical effectiveness.