Events and Seminars

Event:Karnac Author Series with Dhwani Shah
Duration:1 - 2pm GMT / 8 - 9am EST
Extra Info:The first author on this series is Dhwani Shah, MD.
Dhwani is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst currently practicing in Princeton, NJ. He is a clinical associate faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored articles on topics ranging from neuroscience, mood disorders, and psychoanalysis.
Dr Shah’s book entitled The Analyst’s Torment: Unbearable Mental States in Countertransference was recently published by Karnac and was featured in Brett Kahr’s “Top Ten Books of 2022."
In contrast to exploring the patient's mind from a safe distance, this talk will focus on the clinician’s feelings, subjective experiences, and histories, and their impact on the intersubjective space of the therapeutic encounter. Understanding our own motivations and difficulties with painful mental states generated in therapy is at the heart of an ethical clinical practice. This authentic self-exploration is vital for every unique encounter within the shared space of both the analyst and patient.

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