G Michael Kampschaefer, PsyD, ABPP
Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:30am to 9:00am Registration
9:00am to 1:00pm Presentation
Mike will be presenting a semi-final draft of a paper he has (finally) written summarizing his thinking about the "preconditions for conflict" that mediate the relationship between trauma and intrapsychic conflict in all people. Through the lens of contemporary, Nobel prize winning work by Tversky and Kahneman, this paper elaborates several specific primitive and phylogenetically transmitted "fallacies of the mind" which predispose us toward anxiety and depression-generating unconscious conflict in childhood. The presentation will use these "fallacies" as a lens through which to examine a case from what analyst Jaine Darwin has termed the "relational canon" (Hoffman's case of "Ken"). The goal is to make the essence of the Freud-Brenner Conflict Model (with it's goal of relative mastery) more comprehensible and useful with contemporary relational sensibilities. Time will be allowed for extensive audience discussion of both theoretical and case material.
If they wish, participants can prepare by reading Hoffman's case of Ken from his famous 1998 paper "Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process" (p. 225-244).