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The Renaissance of Daseinsanalysis. Miles Groth, Tamás Fazekas, Kyle Glover. Tuesday October 19th 7pm-9pm
October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£20.00
Tamás Fazekas, MD, PhD (Vienna), and Miles Groth, PhD (New York), have completed the third in the SEA Dialogues series on existential analysis. They will preview the book in this online meeting. “The Renaissance of Daseinsanalysis. What Does ‘Existential’ Really Mean?”, edited by Kyle Glover, is a series of 25 exchanges of letters during 2020, the first COVID year. As such they are a testament to the optimism of the contributors and record a reaction to those so uncertain times that remained positive. The current third phase of interest in Martin Heidegger’s contribution to psychotherapy that these dialogues reflect eventuated in the formation of the American Daseinsanalytic Institute in August 2021.
The online presentation will begin with brief statements by each of the authors on his own way to the work of Medard Boss and the constitution of the first daseinsanalytic institute in Zurich in 1980. The bulk of the session, however, will be devoted to Q&A on themes including the history of Daseinsanalysis, its current and future practical challenges, and its differences from psychoanalysis and the many forms of existential practice. Dr Fazekas is a pediatrician and daseinsanalyst who founded the Hungarian Daseinsanalytic Institute. With beginnings in orthodox psychoanalysis, Dr Groth has been in practice as a daseinsanalyst since the mid-1980s.
The presenters are especially interested in conveying their perception of what this current renaissance of interest in Daseinsanalysis means to young therapists who have become disenchanted with the medical model that pervades much of professional practice in psychiatry, clinical psychology, counseling and even existential analysis. Expect a serious but lighthearted evening of exchange of ideas, focusing on practice rather than on theory.
Miles Groth, PhD, is full Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Psychology at Wagner College, New York. He is co-founder with Tamás Fazekas and President of the American Daseinsanalytic Institute (2021). Dr. Groth has been in private practice as a daseinsanalyst since 1985. He is the author of seven books and many articles on psychotherapy and Continental philosophy. He has lectured residents in psychiatry on integrating psychodynamic psychotherapy with traditional in-patient treatment.
Tamás Fazekas MD, PhD, has studied medicine, philosophy and anthropology in Vienna, where he also finished his training in daseinsanalysis. Currently he is working in private practice as a pediatrician and psychotherapist, teaching both at various universities. He has published several books on psychotherapy, founded the Hungarian Daseinsanalytic Society, and co-founded the American Daseinsanalytic Institute.
Kyle Glover (editor) is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology in San Diego, California. He is secretary and treasurer of the newly formed American Daseinsanalytic Institute (ADI). He worked for many years in New York City within the mental illness care system in varying roles. Kyle is currently employed in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. With a formal education in the humanities, he is interested in the application of phenomenology to therapy.