On the Psychoanalytic Legacy of John Bowlby: Attachment Theory, Reflective Functioning and Therapeutic Action

November 10, 2020

On the Psychoanalytic Legacy of John Bowlby: Attachment Theory, Reflective Functioning and Therapeutic Action

Presenter: Miraim Steele PhD

Discussant: Diana Diamond PhD

Dr. Miriam Steele will speak on the legacy of Dr. John Bowlby and the psychoanalytic
roots of attachment theory which have initiated a corpus of work in developmental and
clinical psychology . Trained in England, Dr. Steele knew and worked with Bowlby during
his lifetime and can be considered one of his direct successors. The talk will elaborate on
the legacy of John Bowlby’s writings and focus on the psychoanalytic roots of
attachment theory which have initiated a corpus of empirical work in developmental and
clinical psychology.  This presentation will outline the concept of reflective functioning,
covering its origins in attachment theory and intergenerational longitudinal research and
highlight the clinical relevance of the concept, as a therapeutic goal, especially with
respect to patients with backgrounds of trauma.

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New Languages/Old Worlds: the Self in Translation

October 6, 2020

New Languages/Old Worlds: the Self in Translation

Presenter: Jhumpa Lahiri

Discussant: Daria Colombo MD

Jhumpa Lahiri, a self-described “linguistic exile” who grew up in the interface between
her mother tongue, Bengali, and English, her acquired language which became her
dominant one, recently switched to only writing and reading in Italian. In discussion with
Italian/American psychoanalyst Daria Colombo, this acclaimed novelist considers the
complex trajectory of her ongoing linguistic odyssey.

Jhumpa Lahiri on “New Languages/Old Worlds: the Self in Translation” discussant: Daria Colombo, MD

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Location:  your living room! 
Zoom link will be sent to APM and Columbia Psychoanalytic Community members before the event.  RSVP instructions for non-members TBA