Upcoming Event on May 11th : Lerner Scholar's Symposium
Weathering the Storm: The Role of Uncertainty in the Creative Process, Reva Heron, PhD, and Kathryn White, PhD
This symposium will explore how the tendency to see things in familiar ways can obscure the meaning and importance of creative productions, which include scientific, artistic and clinical communication. In “Playing with Fire: Transitional Space and the ‘Unthought Known,’” Dr. Heron will use the life of the creative genius, Nikola Tesla, to demonstrate how reified theory can impede new awareness in science and clinical practice. The psychohistorical analysis will be contrasted with her clinical experience working with scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Using Winnicott’s notion of transitional space and Bollas’s description of the ‘unthought known,’ Dr. Heron will describe Tesla’s creative process and explain why his brilliant formulations in the field of electrical phenomena work did not receive greater acceptance during his lifetime.
In “Seeding the Cloud: Creative Triggering of Affective Process,” Dr. White will link these concepts to experience, showing a video, Me and My Mother, which documents a series of interactions between the filmmaker and her severely mentally ill mother. Discussion interspersed with presentation explores how to apply these concepts as clinicians working with forms of traumatic process and ways to utilize the work of Brothers, Balint, and others to foster work with trauma, especially rage and the desire to forgive.
3 CE credits available
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