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Alison Brown, Ph.D.
Alicia Rojas, M.D.
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“Why Psychoanalysis?” is a free monthly dinner and discussion group for those interested in learning more about psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic training. Hosted by Alison Brown and Alicia Rojas, both analysts at Columbia, “Why Psychoanalysis?” illustrates what makes psychoanalysis different from other types of psychotherapy.
Each meeting features a case discussion of psychoanalytic process material, presented by a faculty member or candidate from Columbia. The presentations focus on selected psychoanalytic themes (i.e. transference/countertransference, defense, unconscious fantasy, enactment) and are paired with a reading on the topic. After dinner, the group discusses the reading, listens to the presentation, and discusses the analysis. Participants will sharpen their ability to listen psychoanalytically, learn what makes psychoanalysis unique, and hear about the process of psychoanalytic training.
“Why Psychoanalysis?” meets on the second Wednesday evening of each month at the home of one of our faculty members. Pease check our calendar of events for specific dates.
Participants may come to one or many seminars.
“Why Psychoanalysis?” is open to medical students, psychology graduate students, psychiatry residents, and early career psychologists and psychiatrists.