Scientific Meeting | Saturday, November 24, 2018 | Venue: Arbutus Club
2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Psychoanalytic work with a patient with schizoid features presents a variety of challenges for the clinician, due to the patient’s tight regulation of closeness and distance, and defenses against relating. Intriguing analytic work with one such patient is described, illustrating the split inner world of part-objects and prominent anxiety about relating, which manifested in abundant dreams of zombies. This presentation traces the change in the nature of the dreams over time as the transference develops and both internal and external object worlds undergo transformation. Psychoanalytic approaches to schizoid phenomena will be reviewed.
Elizabeth Wallace is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary where she teaches and supervises residents. She is a consultant and group therapist in a public psychotherapy program in Calgary, and has a private practice specializing in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She is a member of the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this program/session/event participants will be able to:
1. Describe features of the internal world of the schizoid personality.
2. Discuss challenges in the transference and countertransference when working with a patient with schizoid features.
3. Consider the usefulness of dreams as markers of psychic change.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Karin Holland Biggs, Ph.D., FIPA. (Chair), Celine Brouillette, R. Psych, Elizabeth Wallace, MD, FIPA.
For further information please contact Program Chair: Karin Holland Biggs – email@example.com