Session 1, November 8: Varieties of Dissociative Experience
Allen, J. G. (2022). Dissociation and Connection (unpublished).
Allen, J. G. (2001). Dissociative disorders. In J. G. Allen (2013). Restoring mentalizing in attachment relationships: Treating trauma with plain old therapy (pp. 71-89). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.
Busch, F. N. (2017). A model for integrating actual neurotic or unrepresented states and symbolized aspects of intrapsychic conflict. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 86:75-108.
Session 2, November 15: Dissociation and Relational Trauma
Stern, D. B. (2019). Unformulated experience and the relational turn. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 39: 127-135.
Davies, J. M., & Frawley, M. G. (1991). Dissociative processes and transference-countertransference paradigms in the psychoanalytically oriented treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2: 5-36.
*Bromberg, P. M. (2008). Shrinking the tsunami: Affect regulation, dissociation, and the shadow of the flood. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 44: 329-350. [trauma]
*Busch, F. (2005). Conflict theory/trauma theory. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 74: 27-45.
Session 3, November 29: Dissociation, Repression, and Regression
Akhtar, S. (2020). Repression: A critical assessment and update of Freud's 1915 paper. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 80: 241-258.
Bornstein, M. (2013). Dissociation and repression: A clinical study. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 33: 439-448.
*Sugarman, A. (1995). Psychoanalysis: Treatment of conflict or deficit? Psychoanalytic Psychology, 12: 55-70.
Session 4, December 6: Creating Unity in Multiplicity
Bromberg, P. M. (1996). Standing in the spaces: The multiplicity of self and the psychoanalytic relationship. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 32: 509-535.
Bromberg, P. M. (2010). Minding the dissociative gap. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 46: 19-31.
*Bromberg, P. M. (1991). On knowing one's patient inside out: The aesthetics of unconscious communication. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1: 399-422.
Session 5, December 13: Neuropsychoanalytic Perspectives
Smith, R. & Solms, M. (2018) Examination of the hypothesis that repression is premature automatization: A psychoanalytic case report and discussion. Neuropsychoanalysis, 20: 47-61.
Mucci, C. (2021). Dissociation vs repression: A new neuropsychoanalytic model for psychopathology. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 81: 82-111.
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