Relational Perspectives Series Workshop with Annie Rogers: The Arc of Psychoanalytic Practice with Children

As we celebrate The Seattle School’s 21st birthday this year, we are honored to welcome Dr. Annie Rogers, Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College, for the annual Relational Perspectives Series. Dr. Rogers is an internationally esteemed psychoanalyst, and she is beloved in the Seattle School community—her work, particularly A Shining Affliction, has been a compelling and pivotal part of the curriculum offered by Dr. Roy Barsness, Professor of Counseling Psychology, for 15 years.

On Saturday, November 10, The Seattle School will host Annie Rogers for “After A Shining Affliction: The Arc of Psychoanalytic Practice with Children,” an all-day lecture and case presentation in conversation with a limited audience from the Seattle School community. Dr. Rogers will revisit her early work described 23 years ago in A Shining Affliction, commenting on the trajectory of that analysis from her present point of view as a Lacanian analyst, and she will discuss the evolution of her relationship with her former analyst, Dr. Blumenfeld. She will also open the workshop to student questions and experiences of reading the book, followed by a case presentation and response in the afternoon.

Registration for this workshop also includes registration to the Friday evening lecture with Annie Rogers, a public event on November 9. The price of registration also includes 6.5 CEU’s — 1.5 seat hours for the Friday lecture, and 5 seat hours for the Saturday workshop.

Note that this workshop is reserved for current students and alumni at The Seattle School, though the general public is invited to hear from Annie Rogers on Friday, November 9, 7:00-9:00pm. In that evening lecture, Dr. Rogers will present on a child’s analysis across four years, with the last teachings of Lacan as a guiding framework as she explores the position of the analyst and the invitation to the child to discover a space for the Real in the work of play. You can learn more about the public lecture here.

Readings in preparation for this workshop:

Rogers, A. (1995). A Shining Affliction. New York: Penguin Viking.
Rogers, A. (unpublished). Glossary of Key Terms.
Rowan, A. (2017). Psychoanalytic Interpretation- Through a Lacanian Lens. In Lacunae, Issue 15, Nov. 2017, 135-165.


Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and Co-Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program. She has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Ireland, a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University, and two Whiting Fellowships at Hampshire College. Dr. Rogers is the author of A Shining Affliction (Penguin Viking, 1995) and The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma (Random House, 2006), as well as many academic articles, memoir, short fiction, and poetry. As Erikson Scholar at Austin-Riggs (Fall 2014), she investigated language in psychosis, resulting in her most recent book, Incandescent Alphabets: Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (Karnac Books, 2016). She is a teaching analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco.

The Relational Perspectives Series was founded by Dr. Roy Barsness with the vision of creating an intimate, accessible environment to engage with relational and analytic theorists and clinicians who are contributing innovative, compelling work to the fields of psychology and psychotherapy.