Dr. Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Toronto Psychoanalytic Society
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place (one block east of St. George, south of Bloor), 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, known to many of us as the biographer of Anna Freud, and as a recent speaker on the topic of sacrificial daughters, comes to share with us her current project, her thinking on a type of dream she has observed recurrently in her patients. She has identified the “developmental dream” as an important aspect of clinical treatment. She notes typical features and will present four examples of her sensitive and astute work with her patients and their dreams. Then she will offer some reflections on the “developmental dream” in relation to psychoanalytic theory.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, PhD, has taught at Wesleyan University and Haverford College, and this year at Yale University will offer lectures on the history of psychoanalysis. She is now a practising psychoanalyst in New York City and a faculty member of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. For her work on the Anna Freud biography, Dr.Young-Bruehl received a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation and was named Freud Fellow 1986–87 by the Freud Museum, Hampstead, England. She is author of the prize-winning biography of Hannah Arendt.
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