Group Analysis India will be offering online lectures over the coming years to raise funds. All monies raised through ticket sales will be used to help finance the training.
The lectures will take place on Saturdays
19:00 to 20:30 India I 13:30 to 15:00 UK I 08:30 to 10:00 New York
All lectures are costed at £20
January 23 & 30; February 20 & 27
Freud’s Case Studies Revisited – Dora & Little Hans
Dr. David Brand will introduce the work and legacy of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, through a study of two of his case studies, namely the cases of Dora and Little Hans. The case of Dora might well be considered a spectacular failure, since the patient abruptly terminated her treatment at a critical moment. In his effort to understand what went wrong, Freud discovered the central importance of addressing transference in the psychoanalytic situation. In Little Hans, Freud explored the emotional world of a little boy who suddenly developed a devastating phobia which prevented him from leaving his home. Through his painstaking clinical-detective work, Freud discovered what he came to consider a universal developmental challenge: the Oedipus complex. Those are the lessons that Freud taught the world when these cases were published, well over a century ago, and which animated psychoanalytic thinking and practice for much of the 20th century. But with a hundred years of scholarship, including remarkable research into the actualities of the real-life characters who were those patients, as well as new and evolved perspectives on issues such as the nature of transference and the Oedipus complex, we can see those cases in a startling new light.
In our 4 meetings (2 dedicated to each of the case studies), we will look closely at the cases as Freud presented them, and then consider how those works can now be viewed in light of subsequent developments in psychoanalysis.
About David Brand
David Brand studied clinical psychology and psychoanalysis in New York, where he has taught at various universities and psychoanlytic institutes, and practiced for over 40 years. During his training years and beyond he was fortunate to know and work with many of the founders of relational psychoanalysis, an orientation which has had a deep impact on his practice and teaching. For the last 30 years, he has specialized in introducing the foundational works of Sigmund Freud to new generations of analytic candidates, many of whom initially approached it with anxiety and suspicion and who often learned to admire and find inspiration in it.