Tuesday Seminar - Journeying into the Interior: Fairbairn’s Endopsychic Structure -Dan Knauss, PsyD
This seminar will focus on the evolution of W.R.D. Fairbairn’s theory of object relations. Utilizing primary source material and recent elaborations of Fairbairn’s work, his thinking will be framed within his psychobiography and considered in light of its current applicability. The assigned readings will follow chronologically the development of Fairbairn’s theorizing, culminating in the potential implications for therapeutic technique. Class participants will be encouraged to bring case material in an effort deepen the engagement with Fairbairn’s ideas.
Celani, D. (2010). Fairbairn’s object relations theory in the clinical setting. Columbia University Press.
Fairbairn, W.R.D. (1952). Psychoanalytic studies of the personality. Routledge.
Scharff, J.S. & Scharff, D.E. (Eds.). (2005). The legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland: Psychotherapeutic applications. Routledge.
Sutherland, J.D. (1989). Fairbairn’s journey into the interior. Free Association Books.
Beattie, H.J. (2003). ‘The repression and the return of bad objects’ W.R.D. Fairbairn and the historical roots of theory. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 84(5), 1171-1187.
Celani, D. (2016) Fairbairn’s theory of change. Psychoanalytic Review, 103(3), 341-370.
Celani, D. (2001). Working with Fairbairn’s ego structures. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 37(3), 391-416.
Fairbairn, W.R.D. (1958). On the nature and aims of psychoanalytic treatment. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 39, 374-385.
Fairbairn, W.R.D. (1963). Synopsis of an object relations theory of personality. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 4, 224-225.
Guntrip, H. (1975). My experience of analysis with Fairbairn and Winnicott: How complete a result does psychoanalytic therapy achieve? International Review of Psychoanalysis, 2, 145-156.
Rubens, R.L. (1994). Fairbairn’s structural theory. In Grotstein, J.S. & Rinsley, D. B. (Eds.), Fairbairn and the Origins of Object Relations. Guilford Press.
Scharff, D.E. & Birtles, E.F. (1997). From instinct to self: The evolution and implications of W.R.D. Fairbairn’s theory of object relations. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 78, 1085-1103.
This course is open to all Fellows
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the evolution of Fairbairn’s ideas as developed across five seminal papers we will be reading
- Describe Fairbairn’s endopsychic structure and its origin
- Discuss Fairbairn’s major departures from Freud and Klein’s theories
- Identify transference/countertransference implications of Fairbairn’s ideas
- Apply Fairbairn’s endopsychic structure to current clinical work with patients
Dr. Daniel Knauss is a staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center. He holds a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from California Lutheran University. He is a graduate of the ACPEinc accredited Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-based Psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston Fellowship in Infant-Parent Mental Health. Dr. Knauss has worked clinically in a variety of contexts including private practice, community mental health clinics, university counseling centers, medical centers, and residential treatment settings. He has specific interests in mentalization-informed approaches to treatment, infant and early-childhood mental health, and working with expectant parents. Dr. Knauss presented at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses at private and public universities and has experience providing clinical supervision to psychology graduate students.
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