Neville symington: Sept. 14 & 15, 2012
Neville Symington's week of residency in Seattle includes the following:
Sept 14: Lecture - The Personal Mystery of Being (see below)
Sept 15: Seminar - How Belief in God Affects my Clinical work (see below)
Sept 17-19: Clinical Illustrations of Symington at Work (nwaps.org)
Sept. 21-22: Seminar - Freedom, Creativity, and Courage in Psychoanalysis & Beyond (nwaps.org)
Neville Symington has made significant contributions to the psychoanalytic
field. His work is recognized throughout the world for its depth of inquiry combined with accessibility and practicality for clinical work. In many of his writings, one finds a theme of nuanced illumination of the ways narcissistic dynamics interfere with emotional truth and freedom in both the analyst/therapist and patient. The profundity of this theme extends into clinical, social, and spiritual domains and inspires sensitive consideration of direct experience in clinical practice.
A Fellow with the British Psychoanalytic Society, Symington’s psychoanalytic training was in the Middle School tradition. As a young man he obtained diplomas in philosophy and theology and later earned a degree in psychology and diploma in clinical psychology. He held a senior staff position in the adult department of the Tavistock Clinic from 1977-85. In 1986 he moved to Sydney, Australia where he was Chair of the Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis from 1987-93 and President of the Australian Psycho-Analytic Society from 1999-2002. In 2007, he founded a clinical organization called Psychotherapy with Psychotic Patients. He is author of numerous books and articles including: The Analytic Experience, Emotion and Spirit, Narcissism: A New Theory, A Pattern of Madness, Becoming a Person through Psychoanalysis; and with his wife Joan, The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion. He wrote a novel, A Priest’s Affair; and a book of poetry, In-Gratitude and Other Poems. For a complete list of Neville Symington's books, please visit nevillesymington.com.
This residency is co-sponsored by Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society, and University of Washington Department of Psychiatry.
Please join us at The Seattle School for two special events with Neville Symington:
The Personal Mystery of Being
An evening with
Friday, September 14
at The Seattle School
This talk embraces a description of the difference between existence which is Transient and existence that is Permanent and shows how the relation between the two embodies the religious notion of Mystery.
Cost & Registration
By September 1st:
$15 students/$20 general public
After September 1st:
$20 students/$25 for general public
Online registration ends 12:00pm on Friday, September 14. Walk-in registrations are welcome beginning at 6:45pm the day of the event.
Jeffrey Eaton earned a Master's Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. After graduate school, he enrolled in a psychoanalytic training program and embarked on ten additional years of professional education becoming a full member of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association in 2004. Jeffrey holds a particular interest in British Object Relations, especially the work of Wilfred Bion, Francis Tustin, and Donald Meltzer.
Special Event for Seattle School students, alumni, faculty & staff
How Belief in God Affects My Clinical Work
This event is eligible for 6 CEs; certificates of attendance will be provided at the event
Saturday, September 15, 2012
at The Seattle School
This seminar will engage the integrative nature of psychological and theological categories that provide a framework for Dr. Symington's work. He will show that a true notion of God as the Absolute - rather than an idolatrous image - is a safeguard against imposing anything upon the patient and guarantees a true respect for the patient's own Being. Clinical presentations by Mr. Symington will attempt to show how this principle operates in the clinical work. His books that specifically engage the relationship between psychoanalysis and religion are Emotion & Spirit and The Spirit of Sanity.
Cost & Registration
$60 current students at The Seattle School
$80 alumni, faculty, & staff of The Seattle School
This event is closed to the general public
Online registration ends 12:00pm on Friday, September 14. Walk-in registrations are welcome beginning at 8:30am the day of the event.