Psychoanalytic Perspectives

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Published by Taylor and Francis, Psychoanalytic Perspectives: An International Journal of Integration and Innovation is a joint publication of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Professional Association.  Psychoanalytic Perspectives encourages the exploration and integration of relational, interpersonal, or intersubjective thought and more traditional psychoanalytic theory. Its pages provide an intellectually nurturing space for dialogue between well-established psychoanalytic writers and those who are just emerging. Though this peer-reviewed journal’s primary focus is contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice, it also includes writing by practitioners of other psychotherapy modalities as well.  Psychoanalytic Perspectives is the first and perhaps still the only psychoanalytic journal that publishes a creative section in every issue that includes poetry, short stories, essays, and memoirs that relate to the psychoanalytic experience or human condition at large. Interviews with respected theoreticians and clinicians, as well as roundtable discussions on various themes, at times with interdisciplinary panels, are also a regular feature of the journal, along with book reviews and reviews of other media.

Steven joined the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives in January 2009 as the Submissions Editor, and became the Co-Editor in Chief in July of that year.  Currently in its 12th year of publication, the journal increased from 2 to 3 issues per year in January, 2014.

 

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Upcoming Presentations

October 19th-20th, 2017: Grand Rounds Presentations to Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and APsaA Psychoanalytic Study Group, Syracuse, New York.

October 21st, 2017, 9AM: 40th Annual International Association for Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (IAPSP) International Conference: "Empathic Depths and Relational Leaps: Creating Therapeutic Possibility" Panel Discussant for “The Analyst's Subjectivity: A Double-Edged Sword”. This Panel's participants will provide clinical material and theory to further our thinking about the double-edged sword of the analyst’s unique subjectivity as it emerges in specific analytic relationships: the double edge being that the analyst’s subjectivity is the only lens through which we can see and engage therapeutically with our patients but at the same time is an aspect of the analyst’s person that at times can create barriers to emotional intimacy or pull for particular manifestations of the patient’s pain and his problems in living.
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois

November 4th, 2017, All-day Seminar: Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Keeping Our Work Alive Seminar Series. More information to follow

December 9th, 2017 9 AM - 12:30 PM: Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Annual Conference. The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name-- On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. This presentation will address an historical and current-day taboo; the loving, romantic, and erotic feelings that often arise on both sides of the couch, but seldom get discussed in the literature. Through exploration of newly evolving theory and detailed case examples, Steven Kuchuck will explore ways in which these therapist--patient subjective responses become a vital component of the therapeutic action and/or interfere with progress in treatment. Particular attention will be paid to the implications of these dynamics for male analytic dyads in which sexual orientation is discordant. Ample time will be allotted for audience discussion. Silver Spring Civic Building 
1 Veterans Plaza 
Silver Spring, MD 20910