28th Annual Day in Psychoanalysis


8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Event Type


The Rigid Neurotic Patient
Eric R. Marcus, MD

Rigid neurotic character structure is a problem often seen in psychoanalytic treatments. It presents the problem of failure to change and is one cause of mid-phase stalemates. This talk will explore the differential diagnosis, functional structure of the defenses, requirements of technique, and transference – counter transference problems in the treatment of these patients.

Mourning Idealized Ideas, Concepts, Theories and Teachers
Arnold Rothstein, MD

In this paper I suggest that mourning idealizations is an important aspect of analysts’ development. More specifically, such mourning processes facilitate the development of independent thinking, as well as more satisfying clinical work and professional careers.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session participants will be able:

  1. Understand rigid neurotic character structures.
  2. Manage treatment impasses more effectively.
  3. Mourn idealized ideas, concepts, theories, and teachers.
  4. Refine their own views on psychoanalytic theory, concepts, and technique.


This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. Participants may claim a maximum of 5 hours.

For more information and to registrater: https://torontopsychoanalysis.com/scientific-program/annual-day-in-psychoanalysis-2019/