Events Calendar

Loading Events

« All Events

Clinical Writing—Expanding the Parameters

  • This event has passed.

May 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


In this workshop participants will learn to write richer, more accessible and creative clinical narratives, including vignettes, case studies, and clinical papers. We will explore how clinical writing can more faithfully capture the depth and breadth of the emotional life of psychoanalytic treatments. An important aim will be to open our writing up to not only the subjectivity of the patient but also that of the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist as both unfold in the clinical process. Through writing exercises participants will craft their own clinical narratives, with a focus on expanding the parameters of traditional clinical writing.

Therese Ragen, PhD, is a graduate and faculty member of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she has taught courses on Ferenczi and contemporary psychoanalysis, relational theory, and clinical writing. Her writing has appeared in the literary journals Northwest Review, The Texas Review, and The Palo Alto Review as well as in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Her book, The Consulting Room and Beyond: Psychoanalytic Work and its Reverberations in the Analyst’s Life, was published by Routledge in 2009.

Practitioners and General Public: $80  |  Students: $40


May 6, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm