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'Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis'

International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Congress, 1911 Weimer

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An Introduction to Psychoanalysis Seminars organized by our association are open to psychiatrists and psychiatric assistants, psychologists, psychological counselors, psychology undergraduate and graduate students, who are interested in studying primary psychoanalysis texts, and integrating the psychoanalytical approach to their own individual or institutional practice.

The principal objective of these seminars is to study the emergence of psychoanalytical concepts directly through the reading of psychoanalytic texts. However, psychoanalytic concepts do not exist on their own, independent of practice. To facilitate the observation of the application of concepts in practice and how they materialize in cases, the seminars will be complemented with case studies.

Introducing a psychoanalytical approach to psychiatric consultations, psychological counseling, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy initiatives is another objective of the program.

Seminars will take place from October 2009 to May 2010 each Monday between 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Venue: Psike İstanbul
Süleyman Nazif Sokak, Park Apt. No: 5/12 4th Floor
Valikonağı - Şişli -İstanbul


Between 1895 and 1900, Freud cast aside hypnosis and catharsis and developed the foundation of the theory and technique that would lead to psychoanalysis. The texts in this section will explore the early fundamental concepts and cases in psychoanalysis.

October 5th, Monday
Bella Habip
Introduction to Seminars
The Pre-Psychoanalytical Age (hypnosis, catharsis, Breuer)

October 12th, Monday
Yavuz Erten
Seduction-Trauma Theory and Freud’s Disappointment (Emma Case [1895] and the concept of “après-coup”)

October 19th, Monday
Ayla Yazıcı
Studies on Hysteria (1895)
(Case Studies)

October 26th, Monday
Berrak Ciğeroğlu
Case Study

The texts in which Freud elaborates on his fundamental psychoanalytical discoveries were written between 1900-1906. It is argued that during this time Freud transformed the theory of neuroses to the theory of psyche. The texts in this section will explore principal concepts such as the unconscious, transference, the libido, neurotic symptoms.

November 2nd, Monday
Işın Sayın Tamerk
The Psychopathology of Everyday Life (1901)
(The unconscious)

November 9th, Monday
Gülgün Alptekin
Case Study

November 16th, Monday
Nilüfer Erdem
The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)
(Dream work, the unconscious and symbolization)

November 23rd, Monday
Gökmen Tokgöz
Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious (1905)
(The unconscious)

December 7th, Monday
Aslı Day Korkmaz
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905)

(Libido, the epistemophilic instinct, deferral as a symptom of neurotic inhibition)

December 14th, Monday
Sibel Mercan
The Case of Dora (1905)
(Neurotic symptoms and transference)

December 21st, Monday
Nilüfer Erdem
Analytical Setting

December 28th, Monday
Bella Habip
Case Study-How do we work with concepts?

This section will explore the early masters of child psychoanalysis and their texts, while also introducing psychoanalytic approach to childhood relations and sexuality.

January 4th, Monday
Yavuz Erten
Freud and Little Hans (1909)

January 11th, Monday
Işıl Vahip
Anna Freud

January 18th, Monday
Melis Tanık
Melanie Klein

January 25th, Monday
Berrak Ciğeroğlu
Wolf Man (1918)

March 1st, Monday
Işıl Vahip
Case Study

March 8th, Monday
Yeşim Korkut
Donald W. Winnicott

In this section the psychoanalytical concepts which were explored in the previous seminars will be discussed and analyzed through Freud’s famous case studies.

March 15th, Monday
Yavuz Erten
Rat Man (1909)

March 22nd, Monday
Özden Terbaş
Mourning and Melancholia (1917)
A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic Depressive States (M. Klein, 1935)

March 29th, Monday
Yavuz Erten
Case Study

April 5th, Monday
Gülgün Alptekin
Therapeutic Alliance

This section will explore the early examples of applied psychoanalysis and the resonance of psychoanalysis in cultural fields.

April 12th, Monday
Nayla de Coster
The Future of an Illusion (1927)

April 19th,Monday
Murat Erkıran
Totem and Taboo (1912-1913)
Moses and Monotheism (1939)

April 26th, Monday
Gökhan Oral
Civilization and Its Discontents (1930)

May 25th, Monday
Ayla Yazıcı
Case Study

Seminar dates in the program are subject to change. Please check our website to reconfirm before the seminar.
Participants: Psychologist, psychiatrists, psychological counselors, social workers, psychology and counseling undergraduate and graduate students and psychiatric assistants may participate in the seminars.

Seminar Fees
Psike İstanbul guest members, students and assistants: 500 TL; Others: 580 TL
- Please deposit the seminar registration fee to the following account:
Account name: Istanbul Psikanaliz Eğitim, Araştırma ve Geliştirme Derneği
Bank: Garanti Bankasi, Erenkoy Branch (Branch Code: 150)
Account no: 6299074 IBAN: TR420006200015000006299074
- Please fax the bank receipt and registration form to +90 212 224 10 03. (You may find the registration form below.)
- You can also email your registration form to psikeistanbul@gmail.com or psikanaliz@psikeistanbul.org. In this case please send the registration form as an attachment and indicate your bank receipt number and which bank you made the payment from in the inline text.

For further information:
Email: psikeistanbul@gmail.com or psikanaliz@psikeistanbul.org
Fax: +90 212 224 10 03

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