The Bruce Wine Memorial Conference
This program was presented on
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
8:45 am – 5:50 pm
Russell Meares, Ph.D.
Frank Lachmann, Ph.D.
Gianni Nebbiosi, Ph.D.
Alexandra Harrison, Ph.D.
The Bruce Wine Memorial Fund
The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
The International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
Play, playfulness, and ﬂexibility are all contributors to vitality and positive relationships. We will explore with Russell Meares and his discussants, these concepts from his esteemed book The Metaphor of Play. Our speakers will illustrate the beneﬁcial experience of play as it extends across a wide range of human endeavors. Frank Lachmann and his discussants will consider the remarkable impact that play and its twin — humor — can have in promoting the “free” in free association and relational moments of closeness in therapy. Play is so integral to imagination and improvisation as to be synonymous with creativity. Using music as an exemplar of the range of human creativity, Gianni Nebbiosi and his fellow musician discussants will describe the role of play in music’s composition and presentation. We identify the mode of treatment for children as “play” therapy. Alexandra Harrison and her discussants will consider the signiﬁcance of play and the creation of an imaginary virtual reality space and the particular affect state that characterizes playful interchanges in the therapy of children.
- Describe the wide inﬂuence in therapy of “play” as a metaphor for playfulness, elasticity, humor, imagination, and openness.
- Summarize the contribution of play to innovative problem solving in dreams, psychoanalytic therapy, and creativity.
- Recognize clinical opportunities for humor, playfulness, imagination, and conceptual “play” in the treatment of adults.
- Explain how play is associated with improvisation and creativity in a non-verbal symbol system such as music.
- Describe clinical opportunities for playfulness and imagination in the treatment of children in play therapy.
- Apply to clinical work, the continuity of modes of play beginning with mother-baby play in the formation of secure attachment and continuing into peer play and lifelong needs for humor and recreation.
This conference is appropriate for all levels of expertise.
Russell Meares is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Sydney University. He was trained at Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals and co-developed the conversational model of psychotherapy with Robert Hobson. He is the founder of the Department of Psychiatry, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, was the Foundation Chair of Psychiatry of Sydney University at Westmead Hospital, and was the Foundation President of the Australian and the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. His articles appear in 250 scientiﬁc publications. His most recent books are Intimacy and Alienation (2000) and The Metaphor of Play (revised and enlarged edition, 2005). In 2007, he was awarded the Psychiatrist of the Year at UCLA.
Frank Lachmann is a member of the Founding Faculty of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is author or co-author of more than 100 publications on topics ranging from self psychology, narcissism, music and creativity to aggression and serial killers. He is co-author with Joseph Lichtenberg and James Foshage of four books, including most recently, Psychoanalysis and Motivation: A New Look (2010) and co-author with Beatrice Beebe of Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (2002). He is the sole author of Transforming Narcissism: Reﬂections on Empathy, Humor and Expectations (2008). He is an honorary member of numerous analytic societies including the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, the William Alanson White Society (New York) and the Vienna Circle for Self Psychology (Austria).
Gianni Nebbiosi is President, the Founding Member of, and a Supervising and Training Analyst with the Instituto di Specializzazione in Psicologia Psicoanalitica del See Psicoanalisi Relazionale – Italy. He is also a Training Analyst with the National Institute for Psychotherapies in New York, a member of the Board of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and a member of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He is on editorial boards of several journals: Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Progress in Self Psychology, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the European journal Selbspsychologie. He has received degrees from several Italian conservatories and a degree in Professional Music, Berkeley College of Music, Boston.
Alexandra Harrison is a Training and Supervising Analyst in adult, adolescent, and child analysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Her experience as a member of the Boston Change Process Study Group was transformative in that it introduced her to developmental science and to videotape observational techniques. One outcome of this integration is her Parent Consultation Model of child mental health evaluation. An adaptation of this model is being used by professional volunteers to support caregivers in developing countries through telephone or Skype contact. When abroad, she gives workshops emphasizing quality caregiving relationships through video illustrations. She documents these projects on her blog, http://supportingchildcaregivers.com. Dr. Harrison has also developed a specialty in autistic spectrum disorders and has begun a program for treating ASD children in the preschool classroom using a psychoanalytic model. She is widely published.
Neither Russell Meares, Frank Lachmann, Gianni Nebbiosi, nor Alexandra Harrison have any relevant ﬁnancial relationship with any commercial interest.
Continuing Education Credits
The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for the content, quality, and scientiﬁc integrity of this educational program. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 6.25 CE credits for attending the conference. Attendance in full is required to receive the designated CE credits. MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, has accredited ICP&P to provide continuing education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category I TM Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8:00 am Coffee & registration
8:45 am Welcome
9:00 am Introduction & Presentation Russell Meares, Ph.D. The Metaphor of Play
9:45 am Panel & Audience Discussion Amanda Kottler, M.A. & Hans Peter Hartmann, MD, Psy.D.
10:35 am Break
10:55 am Introduction & Presentation Frank Lachmann, Ph.D. The Role of Play and Humor in Therapy
11:40 am Panel & Audience Discussion Alan Kindler, MBBS, FRCP & Amanda Harms, Ph.D.
12:30 pm Lunch on your own
2:00 pm The Legacy of Bruce Wine
2:15 pm Introduction & Presentation Gianni Nebbiosi, Ph.D. The Role of Play in Music
3:00 pm Panel & Audience Discussion David Wyner, LCSW & Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D.
3:45 pm Break
4:10 pm Introduction & Presentation Alexandra Harrison, Ph.D. The Role of Play in Play Therapy
4:55 pm Panel & Audience Discussion Ruth Gat-Dubrov, M.A. & Estelle Shane, Ph.D.
5:50 pm Conference adjourns
Staying in Washington
Registration is closed.
Early Registration (on or before September 1)
ICP&P Member $125.00
Non Member $150.00
IAPSP Member $135.00
Student** $ 70.00
Late Registration (after September 1)
ICP&P Member $145.00
Non Member $180.00
IAPSP Member $155.00
Student** $ 90.00
**To be eligible for the student fee, students must present a valid ID showing current student status at an institution of higher learning or a letter from their training institute.
Refunds will be made, less a $30 processing fee, to participants who cancel registrations on or before September 29. No refunds will be made after that date.
The Cosmo Club requires all men to wear suit jackets and ties in the public areas. Jeans and tennis shoes are prohibited. Ties and jackets can be removed inside the conference meeting rooms. Dresses, suits, or clothing of comparable formality are required for women.
The Bruce Wine Memorial Fund
The mission of the Bruce Wine Memorial Fund, created in 2008, is to sponsor conferences that bring creative and innovative theoretical and clinical perspectives to ICP&P and to the larger mental health community. The Fund’s central mission is focused on fulﬁlling Bruce’s wish to bring cutting edge thought to theory building and clinical practice.