WILLIAM CORNELL, MA,
ROGER FRIE, PhD, PsyD,
LYNNE JACOBS, PhD
NANCY WINTERS, MD, FIPA
with MODERATORS DORIS BROTHERS, PhD and JON SLETVOLD, PsyD
What is Embodiment in Clinical Practice?
Saturday, November 18th from 12Noon to 2:00PM/Eastern time
A multi-view discussion followed by audience interaction. Presented in collaboration with The Wilhelm Reich Center for the Study of Embodiment.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Humans are fundamentally embodied. While clinicians starting with Freud have either explicitly or implicitly endorsed this idea, there is no agreement about just what embodiment means in clinical practice. There is much to be learned from the many perspectives on embodiment that have recently been advanced. This event brings together several clinicians who hold a variety of different views on the subject. The four speakers will answer questions posed by two Moderators, who are also Co-Directors of the Wilheim Reich Center for the Study of Embodiment. After they engage in dialogue, members of the online audience will be invited to join the discussion.
ABOUT THE WILHELM REICH CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF EMBODIMENT
Inspired by the pioneering work of Wilhelm Reich and encouraged by the recent surge of interest in embodiment among clinicians, co-Directors Drs. Doris Brothers and Jon Sletvold have founded the Center. With it, they are introducing an online forum for dialogues about the ways in which embodiment affects the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
A wide range of approaches to embodiment have emerged in the last two decades that have led them to believe that a “turn toward embodiment” is underway. In the interest of furthering this turn they are offering a format that differs from the usual at psychoanalytic meetings. Rather than featuring a paper presenting a specific theorist or clinician followed by discussions, they intend that each event will center around a specific topic. Speakers from around the world, each of whom employs a different perspective on embodiment, will be invited to participate in a roundtable conversation of the topic. Afterward, online participants will be encouraged to join the conversation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
WILLIAM CORNELL, MA, maintains an independent private practice of psychotherapy and consultation in Pittsburgh, PA. He teaches internationally with a primary focus on working with somatic processes and sexuality. He is a founding faculty member of the recently inaugurated Western Pennsylvania Community for Psychoanalytic Therapies and is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake Papers, Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the expressive language of the living, Self-Examination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Countertransference and subjectivity in clinical practice, At the Interface of Transactional Analysis, Psychoanalysis, and Body Psychotherapy: Theoretical and clinical perspectives, and Une Vie Pour Etre Soi. He is a co-author and editor of Into TA: A comprehensive textbook, which have been translated into several languages. Bill has published numerous articles and book chapters, many of which have been translated into French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Chinese. Bill edited and introduced books by James T. McLaughlin, Warren Poland, Wilma Bucci, and Maurice Apprey. An editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal for fifteen years, he is now the Editor of the Routledge book series, “Innovations in Transactional Analysis.” Bill is a recipient of the Eric Berne Memorial Award and the European Association for Transactional Analysis Gold Medal, in recognition of his writing.
ROGER FRIE, PhD, PsyD, is Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University and Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and faculty and supervisor at the William Alanson White Institute and the 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. He was the 2022 Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis at Kyoto University and 2021 DAAD Visiting Professor at the International Psychoanalytic University in Berlin. He writes and lectures widely on the themes of historical trauma, memory and social responsibility. His newest book, to be published this year with Oxford University Press, is called Edge of Catastrophe: Erich Fromm, Fascism and the Holocaust and his most recent edited book (with Pascal Sauvayre) is Culture, Politics and Race in the Making of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis: Breaking Boundaries. Among his other books are Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility after the Holocaust (OUP, 2017).
LYNNE JACOBS, PhD, has long been interested in the relational dimension of psychotherapy, and in integrating humanistic theories with contemporary psychoanalytic theories. She is also interested in what it means to practice as a white therapist in culturally diverse environments. Both a gestalt therapist and a psychoanalyst, Dr. Jacobs is a co-founder of PGI and faculty analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. She teaches at ICP, and teaches gestalt therapists locally, nationally, and internationally. She has published two books (with Rich Hycner) as well as numerous articles in both gestalt and psychoanalytic journals.
NANCY C. WINTERS, MD, FIPA, is a training and supervising analyst of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute and the Northwestern Psychoanalysis Society and Institute, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University. She serves on editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP), and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Recent publications include: co-editor and chapter author of the 2022 Gradiva award-winning Body as Psychoanalytic Object: Clinical Applications from Winnicott to Bion and Beyond (2021), Autoimmunity and its Expression in the Analytic Situation: Contemporary Reflections on Our Inherent Self-Destructiveness (IJP, 2022), and “A Home the Lie”: the Contemporary Perversion of Truth (in press, American Journal of Psychoanalysis). Dr. Winters is in full-time psychoanalytic practice in Portland, OR.
ABOUT THE MODERATORS/CO-DIRECTORS OF THE WILHELM REICH CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF EMBODIMENT
DORIS BROTHERS, PhD, is a co-founder and faculty member of the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation (TRISP). She was co-editor with Roger Frie of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context from 2015-2019 and is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She serves on the council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). Doris has published many journal articles and book chapters as well as four books. Her latest book, written with Jon Sletvold, is entitled, A New Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory, Practice and Supervision: TALKING BODIES. Her earlier books are Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis (2008); Falling Backwards: An Exploration of Trust and Self-Experience (1995); and with Richard Ulman, The Shattered Self: A Psychoanalytic Study of Trauma (1988). She has presented her work internationally and leads supervision/study groups with Jon Sletvold. She sees patients in private practice in New York and Oslo.
JON SLETVOLD, PsyD, is founding board director and faculty member of the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He has written articles and book chapters on embodiment in psychoanalytic theory, practice, and training. Dr. Sletvold is the editor of four books and the author of The Embodied Analyst: From Freud and Reich to Relationality, the Gradiva Award-winning book of 2015. In 2019 he wrote From Muscular Armor to Bodies in Dialogue with Per Harbitz. His latest book, written with Doris Brothers, is entitled A New Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory, Practice and Supervision: TALKING BODIES. Dr. Sletvold has presented his work internationally and co-leads online supervision/study groups on embodiment in Europe, North America and China with Doris Brothers. He practices in Oslo and in New York.