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Early Career Mini-Meeting: Nancy L. Bronson, PhD: Kohut’s Self Psychology: Recognizing and Responding to Healthy Developemental Strivings

  • 18 Feb 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom
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Kohut’s Self Psychology: Recognizing and Responding to Healthy Developemental Strivings

Instructor:  Nancy L Bronson, PhD

Sunday, February 18, 2024

 2:00 - 3:30pm

Maximum of 10 participants

Via Zoom (The link will be sent to all registrants on Feb. 17)

This meeting is free of charge

This Mini-Meeting will focus on Heinz Kohut's key concepts of mirroring, idealization and twinship, their role in the development of the self, and how to recognize and respond to these developmental needs and strivings within Kohut's empathic psychoanalytic listening mode. Discussion will emphasize how these theoretical ideas can be helpful in mobilizing growth and change in clinical practice. Participants are welcome to share case examples for illustrating and exploring these applications.

Dr. Nancy L. Bronson has been a self psychology enthusiast and practitioner since her internship in Chicago, where Heinz Kohut was writing and teaching at the time. She received a BA degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and a PhD in Child and Adult Clinical Psychology from Emory University. Her internship was at the Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children's Hospital) in Chicago, and she had two postdoctoral fellowships at Yale - in the School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry (Yale Psychiatric Institute) and at the University Health Services. Formerly Director of Psychology at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, she has been in private practice in Greenwich and Stamford for over 35 years. She has served as an adjunct training analyst for the Washington Square Institute in New York, as visiting faculty at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and as an adjunct clinical supervisor for the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and other programs. Her professional interests include integration of psychoanalytic self psychology with other psychoanalytic and non-analytic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma, couple and family work, and application of self psychology to evaluation and treatment of suicide risk. Dr. Bronson has also taught self psychology as part of our Early Career Seminar Series.

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