Projective identification in practice
This day workshop will study projective identification as it is experienced in therapeutic practice.
Projective identification will be examined in the transference and countertransference; in its different forms: attributive, evocative or acquisitive; its various motives: to communicate, evacuate, possess, control, deny separateness or overcome loss; its relationship to introjective identification; how the superego drives projective identification and is often reflected in what is projected; and as projective identification operates interpersonally in therapeutic and other personal relationships, and intrapersonally between the ego and superego. Working through to enable the retrieval of projective identifications will be studied in relation to the therapeutic technique of the framing and timing of interpretations.
About the host
Paul Terry is a consultant clinical psychologist in private practice. He has worked in child, adolescent, adult mental health and forensic settings, and most recently in a specialist mental health service for older people in the National Health Service.