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Ferenczi Center: Embodiment in Relational Training & Supervision

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, B 500 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Join us for a workshop on Relational training & supervision as embodied practices.

This workshop 1) presents and demonstrates two complementary approaches to highlighting the embodied dimension of psychotherapy training & supervision, and 2) examines similarities, differences and points of complementarity between them. Presentation and discussion with be balanced with training exercises and participant role-plays.

Jon SletvoldPsy.D., Norwegian Character Analytic Institute, builds on Neo-Reichian character analytic developments that evolved in Norway and insights and principles emerging out of relational psychoanalysis, mother- infant research and neuroscience, to outline and demonstrate a relational approach to training and supervision that expands the scope of attention to embrace body based aspects of communication that are rich in affectively grounded meaning.
Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D., New School for Social Research & NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, synthesizes relational approaches to training and supervision with emotion-focused principles of treatment and mindfulness practice as well as theory and research on negotiating therapeutic impasses to outline and demonstrate the use of awareness-oriented role plays and mindfulness-in-action in order to help therapists enhance their capacity to attend to and make constructive use of shifting emotional experience as it emerges in the relational field.

Moderator & Discussant: Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., New York University (NYU) Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis.

Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is the author of Gender as Soft Assembly and the co-editor of the Relational Book Series, and co-editor of numerous books including: 1) Ghosts in the consulting room, and 2) The legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From ghosts to ancestors 
Jon Sletvold, Psy.D. is the author of The embodied analysist: From Freud and Reich to relationality and the author of numerous articles and chapters on the topic of embodiment in psychoanalytic practice and training
Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D. is the co-author of 1) Emotion in psychotherapy, 2) Negotiating the therapeutic alliance: A relational treatment guide, and the editor of 3) Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: And unfolding Dialogue

Event is sponsored by the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research.

Event Type

Workshops and Training


General Public


Sandor Ferenczi Center


Creativity and Innovation


The New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology


Psychology, Professional Development



Professionals & candidates: $40.00 Graduate Students: $20.00

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