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CAPP-Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology
If It’s Not Resistance, What Is It? 
And What Do We Do About It?
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM CST
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The Illinois School of Professional Psychology
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Chicago, IL 60601
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This presentation is co-sponsored by the Illinois School of Professional Psychology

The concept of “resistance” was introduced into the analytic lexicon to account for the patient’s refusal to accept the analyst’s interpretation of the truths that lie in the patient’s unconscious, the de-repression of which would set the patient free from his neurosis. If we no longer believe there is a truth the patient must accept to overcome his pathology, then “resistance” has lost its meaning as a force opposing the essence of the treatment. To label the patient’s disagreement with the analyst “resistance” is to invoke an authoritarian truth that does not fit the theoretical or clinical reality of today’s psychoanalysis. Nonetheless, there are often times when the patient stands in staunch opposition to the analyst’s interpretations. How do we understand such an impasse in today’s psychoanalytic world from which the analyst’s authority has been eroded? Is there a place for “resistance” in such a world? If not, what replaces “resistance” and how do we understand an impasse between patient and analyst? In this panel, three analysts will address these questions from different theoretical perspectives, and then our fourth member will discuss these approaches to seemingly intractable differences between patient and analyst.
Our distinguished panel will discuss Resistance from three contemporary theoretical points of view and through discussion of a clinical case example. We encourage the audience to join in the discussion.
Peter Shabad, PhDThe Dignity of Subjectivity: Resistance and the Mandate To Change
Joyce Slochower, PhDWhose Resistance is it Anyway?
 Frank Summers, PhDFrom Resistance to Analytic Truth
Marsha Levy-Warren, PhD: Resistance: Hard to Live Without It
CAPP Members & ISPP Faculty and Staff: $100 (early) /  $140 (late)
Non-CAPP Members: $150 (early) / $190 (late)
Students: $25 (no fee change for registration after 2/18/18) 
*** Late registration begins on 2/18/18
  Fee includes 4 CE’s for PhDs, PsyDs, LCSWs, & LCPCs
Continuing education:  This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 4.0 Continuing Education. 
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