Intersubjective Theory

Instructor: Mehrdad Eftekhar, MD

Capacity: 15

Course Start Date:27-04-2017

Course End Date:14-09-2017

This course is an introduction to Intersubjective Theory and is designed for those who have previously participated in at least 4 courses of Ham Ava. Participants are required to read the papers before the class and send a log to the instructor after each session.

Thursdays 8:30-10


Class 1- April.27th.2017

Stolorow, R. D. (2011). From mind to the world, from drive to the affectivity: A phenomenological-contexualist psychoanalytic perspective. Attachment: New Direction in psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. 5(1): 1-14.


Class 2- May.11th.2017

Stolorow, R. D., Orange, D.M., & Atwood, G. E. (2001). World Horizon: A post-Cartasian Alternative to the Freudian unconscious. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 37(1):43-61.


Class 3- May.25th.2017

Gerhardt, J., Sweetnam, A., & Borton, L. (2000). The Intersubjective turn in psychoanalysis: A comparison of contemporary theorists: Part 1: Jessica Benjamin. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(1), 5–42.


Class 4- June. 8th.2017

Gerhardt, J., & Sweetnam, A. (2001). The Intersubjective turn in psychoanalysis: A comparison of contemporary theorists: Part 2: Christopher Bollas. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 11(1), 43–92


Class 5- June. 22nd. 2017

Bollas, C. (1982). On the relation to the self as an object. International Journal of Psychoanalysis347–359


Class 6- July. 6th. 2017

Baranger, M., & Baranger, W. (2008). The analytic situation as a dynamic field. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 89(4), 795–826.


Class 7- Aug. 31st. 2017

Civitarese, G., Ferro, A. (2013). The meaning and the use of metaphor in the analytic field theory. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. 33(3): 190-209.


Class 8- Sep. 14th. 2017

Vaslamatzis, G. (2012). Object-related and intersubjective processes in psychoanalysis: A twofold perspective. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 21(3-4), 167–172.