Steven Knoblauch, PhD

  • 18 Jul 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online only


  • Groups of 5 or more

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Self Psychology

 Lecture Description:  In this lecture Dr. Knoblauch discusses how self psychology emerged through Heinz Kohut's expanded conceptualization of transference dimensions to include pre-oedipal in addition to oedipal trauma as a focus of psychoanalytic treatment.  Dr. Knoblauch will trace and compare some of the most influential evolving conceptualizations of mind and clinical action that have distinguished a self psychologically influenced practitioner from others.  He will use clinical illustrations from his and other's publications to help illustrate this perspective.

Learning Objectives:  

1)      To distinguish self psychological transference dimensions from classical transference dimensions.

2)      To define 2 characteristics of an empathic stance taken by a self psychologically influenced practitioner that differentiate this form of psychoanalytic participation from a classical one.

3)      To compare assumptions of a classical self psychological model with an intersubjectivity model regarding the analyst's activity and the patient's mind. 

About the Speaker:  Dr. Steven Knoblauch is an internationally recognized clinician, teacher and lecturer on psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. He has taught and presented at conferences and workshops in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East In addition to maintaining a private practice in New York City, he serves as faculty and clinical consultant at The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis where he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of that program. He also serves as faculty and supervisor for several additional training programs, both in New York City and elsewhere.

Dr. Knoblauch currently serves on the Board of Directors of The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy where he co-chairs a semi-annual international online colloquium. He is often sought out as consultant, supervisor or trainer, for his particular expertise in attention to the subtle micro-dimensions of human interaction. This emphasis is described in great detail in his text The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue published in 2000 and available through Taylor and Francis. The book contains many clinical illustrations demonstrating the impact of embodied rhythm and tonality on the emotional meanings emerging in various forms of human encounter.