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S. Montana Katz, PhD - Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory: Stories, Dreams, and Metaphor

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S. Montana Katz, PhD - Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory: Stories, Dreams, and Metaphor

Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00am to 1:00pm
Lewis & Clark College
615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR 97219
Sponsored by: 
Oregon Psychoanalytic Center

This program will begin with a brief historical overview of the development of field concepts in psychology and psychoanalysis.  The theory and technique of the three principal forms of psychoanalytic field theory will be described.  The three forms originate with the work of Madeleine and Willy Baranger in South America, the Bionian field theory of Antonino Ferro in Europe, and, the results of the work of Harry Stack Sullivan, Edgar Levenson and others on the development of interpersonal psychoanalysis in the United States.  Theoretical and clinical implications of the three models will be explored and compared.  The use of psychoanalytic field concepts as a means to constructing a general framework for different psychoanalytic perspectives will be discussed at the end of the program.

Educational Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. describe the theory and clinical technique of three models of psychoanalytic field theory
  2. apply the techniques of psychoanalytic field theory in their clinical practices
  3. compare the different techniques discussed in the program.

S. Montana Katz, Ph.D., LP is a psychoanalyst and author in private practice in New York City.  She is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Senior Faculty Member at The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Austen Riggs Center Erikson Institute. 

Montana Katz is a co-Founding Director of the International Field Theory Association (, co-Editor of the Routledge Psychoanalytic Field Theory Book Series, and on the editorial boards of The Psychoanalytic Review and Psychoanalytic Inquiry.

Montana Katz has published many journal articles and book chapters on psychoanalysis.  She has also published a play, a monograph and five books, including Advances in Psychoanalytic Field Theory (co-Editor), Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory: Stories, Dreams and Metaphor (author), and Metaphor and Fields: Common Ground, Common Language and the Future of Psychoanalysis (editor and contributor.

Discounted hotel rates available in Portland for this event.  Contact Lindsey Smith at OPC for further information. 

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