october, 2016

08oct1:00 pm4:00 pmNature of blocks to self expression related to writing, speaking, and authentic communicating

Event Details

The Open House on 10/08/2016 featured the brief lecture of the nature of blocks to self expression related to writing, speaking, and authentic communicating – by ORI’s Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler, who is also a prolific author and the object relations theorist.  Dr. Kavaler-Adler will reference Freud, Fairbairn, Winnicott, Klein, and her own work, in terms of explaining the nature of blocks to “finding and sustaining one’s true self voice, and opening paths to success.”  Using her 40 years expertise in working analytically with writers and psychological blocks to their writing, as well as working with the developmental mourning process, Dr. Kavaler-Adler will speak about the psychodynamics of obstacles to writing, success, and communication that are so clearly understood in object relations terms.  She will also speak of the unconscious fantasies that block someone from finding their own voice, such as the fantasies of a male muse in female writers, which is so different from the female muse in male writers.  You can hear more of this in Dr. Kavaler-Adler’s 2nd podcast interview on “New Books in Psychoanalysis” on “The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers” (Routledge, 1993; ORI Academic Press, 2013). Follow the link here: http://newbooksnetwork.com/susan-kavaler-adler-the-compulsion-to-create-women-writers-and-their-demon-lovers-ori-academic-2013/  The renowned Dr. Martin Bergmann noted Dr. Kavaler-Adler’s original ideas on this in his Foreword to one of her other books related to creative process, “The Creative Mystique: From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity” (Routledge, 1996; ORI Academic Press, 2014).   Another unconscious fantasy to be discussed is that behind the terror of losing 2nd Amendment rights in this country, and how this may relate to the blocked internal voice of the individual.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Because of COVID related restrictions, all the groups are conducted virtually.




Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA