THE METAPHOR OF THE FIELD IN PHYSICS, EMBRYOLOGY AND ANALYSIS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
FACULTY: PETER HOLLAND, MD
3 Possible Continuing Education Credits Approved for MD, PHD, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP & RN
TUITION: $75 | $100 INCLUDES CEUS
To comprehend the metaphor of The Field in contemporary analysis, it is of great value to examine its use in other disciplines. In 19th and 20th century physics and embryology, The Field, with its visual representation, ushered in a shift in theorizing from a corpuscular or mechanical to a holistic world view.
Central to the discourse of contemporary psychoanalysis and analytical psychology is the metaphor of the field, derived from other sciences. In a world without Eros, the problem arose of what happened between material objects, when they acted on each other. In the 19th century Michael Faraday pictured the field of force of electricity and magnetism. In modern physics, particles that were once thought to be building blocks became seen as only temporary instantiations of an underlying quantum field. Parallel to this, the field was reworked as a conceptual tool in embryology. Biologists in the 20th century looked at patterns of wholeness that guided development.
In physics, biology and analysis, the shift has been from looking at discrete particles, cells or individuals, toward attending to the fullness of the space between them.
The presenter will discuss the history of the field in physics and biology, relying heavily on visual images, with a view to making the connection to the use of the term in analysis. The central place of metaphor, with its relationship to archetype, will be emphasized. Participants will be encouraged to make use of examples from nature and natural philosophy in expanding their understanding of the analytic field.
PETER HOLLAND, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Aptos and an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He has a deep and abiding interest in the power of metaphor in poetry, philosophy and psychology, and the intersection of analytic ideas and the history of science, dating back to a previous career in theoretical physics.
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Date: Jan 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Registration closes on Jan 27, 2019 01:00 AM
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Attendance plus, completed evaluation and post-test. Post test and evaluation must be completed to receive CEUs.
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