Clinical work with concepts by Mark Solms (3. + 4. Semester)

The seminar is aimed at a specialist audience, in particular doctors, psychologists and psychotherapists as well as students from these fields.

Mark Solms sees the necessity to revise some core concepts of psychoanalysis in the light of neuroscientific findings. He claims that there are seven (emotional) drives instead of two; drives are conscious; the unconscious can never become conscious - still Solms claims to be a Freudian.These radical revisions have implications for clinical psychoanalytic work which Solms will discuss and demonstrate in this Webinar. It should be added that those implications are smaller than one might think and that Solms still relies on approved clinical techniques.

In this Webinar, Mark Solms will present and discuss his understandig of psychoanalytical concepts. Each theoretical session is followed by a short presentation of a clinical case by participants on which Solms will give us an insight how he would work with this patient (the focus is on the theoretical concept of the last session).
There will be an open Q&A session for further discussions.
Participation in previous semesters is not a basic requirement for participation in 2024/25.

Dates and topics:
Winter semester 24/25

2nd October 20:15-21:45: the Superego
16th October 20:15-21:45: clinical case
6th November 20:15-21:45: Narcissism
20th November 20:15-21:45: clinical case
4th December 20:15-21:45: Q&A
Summer semester 25
12th March 20:15-21:45: the Oedipus complex
19th March 20:15-21:45: clinical case
9th April 20:15-21:45: specific pathologies: major depression, OCD, psychosis, PTSD &autism
16th April 20:15-21:45: clinical cases
30th April 20:15-21:45: Q&A