The Creative Impulse as the Heart of the Psychoanalytic Process: The Creative Conflict

June 23, 24, & 25th, 2017

Franco Scabbiolo, of Oxford, UK, will be coming to Seattle June 23rd, 24th, and 25th to give three talks at COR on his original concept, “The Creative Psychoanalytic Process.” Scabbiolo’s Creative Psychoanalytic Process suggests that at the heart of transmutation in psychoanalysis is a creative impulse, an innate impulse that, when fostered and allowed to thrive, changes both patient and analyst. This impulse allows for both individuals, and their internal objects, to develop freedom to create. Scabbiolo suggests that this impulse is present in the psychoanalytic process from the very beginning and can be found in dreams, transference and countertransference, artwork, and children’s play. However, when this impulse encounters trauma, there occurs negativity and a compulsion to repeat, leaving the patient and analyst stuck as they hide in fear of creating and experiencing new emotions.

The Creative Impulse and the Retreat into the Prison of the Mind

Friday, June 23rd

7:30 – 9pm

This talk will cover:

  • The “bodymind” together
  • The architecture of the prison of the mind
  • Consequences for the transference/countertransference processes
  • La frantumaglia: Elena Ferrante’s work

This event is limited to 25 participants

Time
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Location
COR Meeting Room
2800 1st Ave, Suite 117
Seattle, WA 98121

Fees
$30 for COR members
$40 for non COR members

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The Creative Conflict

Saturday, June 24th

10am-1pm

This talk will cover:

  • The nature of the creative conflict
  • The great divorce of the creative conflict
  • The emergence of the new event
  • The creative conflict inside the patient and the analyst
  • The creative conflict between mother and baby

This event is limited to 25 participants

Time
10am – 1pm

Location
COR Meeting Room
2800 1st Ave, Suite 117
Seattle, WA 98121

Fees
$45 for COR members
$55 for non COR members

To Register

Suggestion for the First Model of the Creative Psychoanalytic Process

Sunday, June 25th

10am – 1pm

This talk will cover:

  • Creating from experience
  • The creative position integrating the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions
  • The first model of the creative psychoanalytic process
  • The problem of liberating the internal objects of their creative conflict

This event is limited to 25 participants

Time
10am – 1pm

Location
COR Meeting Room
2800 1st Ave, Suite 117
Seattle, WA 98121

Fees
$45 for COR members
$55 for non COR members

To Register

Speaker Bio

Franco Scabbiolo is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working in private practice in the UK. He is a coordinator and supervisor of groups of psychotherapists, teachers, music, dance, art and speech therapists working with autistic and psychotic children. Franco currently teaches throughout Italy, the United States, and the UK on the aesthetic psychoanalytic process. He is a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College. He did his training in South America and London.

His important psychoanalytic education came from the Oxford psychoanalyst Donald Meltzer from 1989 to 2004.

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