Rapaport-Klein Study Group

Annual Meeting Program - June 13-15, 2003 - 40th Anniversary


FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2003

8:00 p.m.: Phil Shaver, "Psychodynamics of Adult Attachment: A Research Perspective" [see (a) full-text paper and (b) reply to commentaries]


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.: Informal go-round: Sharing our current work (All members invited)

10:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Robert Holt, Fred Schwartz, Peter Wolff, Phil Holzman, Herb Schlesinger, and Roy Schafer, "40th Anniversary of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group: Reflections on David Rapaport" [see the video, and the full-text paper by Robert Holt]

12.30 to 2:00 p.m.: Lunch

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.: Ken Levy, "Attachment and Psychotherapy in Borderline Personality Disorders" [tentative title]

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.: John Kerr, "On the Precursors to the Idea of Transference"

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Cocktails at the Lippmanns

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2003

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.: Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Neil Altman & Jody Messler Davies (Editors, Psychoanalytic Dialogues), Joseph Reppen (Editor, Psychoanalytic Psychology), Henry F. Smith (Editor, Psychoanalytic Quarterly), and Donnel B. Stern (Editor, Contemporary Psychoanalysis), "Round Table: Discussion by Editors of Major Psychoanalytic Journals on their Perspectives of Current and Future Trends in Psychoanalysis" [see full-text papers by Neil Altman & Jody Messler Davies, by Joseph Reppen, by Henry F. Smith, and by Donnel B. Stern]
Questions for Panelists: We know that our journals are thriving and that there are many submissions each editor receives. (Here we are not addressing the quality of the submissions.) We are interested from your position as chief readers to tell us something about what currently dominates psychoanalytic thinking. We are formulating questions with the idea of shaping your thinking and the subsequent discussion. We may not have time to hear your response to all these questions and our audience are likely to have questions and comments of their own. Consider these questions as working issues for your consideration:
- 1. What questions are currently being raised that will have longevity -- that is, as far as you can judge will the issues being raised be considered significant 10 years from now?
- 2. Have submissions to your journal influenced your own optimism/pessimism about the state and fate of the psychoanalytic endeavor?
- 3. What do you think is the worst and best in our field that has captured your attention by virtue of the submissions you have received?
- 4. How much of empirical research has had an impact on theoretical and clinical ideas in the large psychoanalytic community?
- 5. How many acceptances are there for Wallerstein's idea of common ground? What ideas have achieved concurrence? Where do you see the greatest differences?
- 6. How interested are psychoanalysts in applied psychoanalysis?
- 7. How do you think psychoanalysis is related to trends in our culture? (e.g., materialism, technology, class divisions, political issues and divisions)
- 8. Is there an effect on the "feminization" of psychoanalysis? Is there an impact on submissions in the shift from a more monolithic power position of MD's to the increase of PhD's and MSW's?

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