Lee Rather Ph.D. - Teaching

Publications and Presentations

Publications

2017 Missing the analytic connection: Some perils of therapeutic ambition. Fort Da. Vol. XXIII, Number 2, pp. 66-82.
2015 Reflections on James S. Grotstein: An intense beam of light. Fort Da, Vol XXI, Number 2, pp. 14-16.
2015 Building a Bion Container. In Teaching Bion: Modes and Approaches, pp. 49-56. (Meg Harris Williams, Ed). London: Karnac.
2015 Salvation through love: Reflections on Wagnerís The Flying Dutchman. Vol. 28, No. 105, pp. 6-9, 22-23. Leitmotive: The Wagner Quarterly.
2014 Civilization and its discontents in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Verdi's Rigoletto. Fort Da, Vol XX, Number 2, pp. 50-64.
2012 Love and its subversions in Verdi's Otello and Aida. Fort Da, Vol. XVIII, Number 1, pp. 25-36.
2008 Reuniting the psychic couple in analytic training and practice: Theoretical reflections. Psychoanalytic Psychology. Vol. 25, Number I, pp. 99-109.
2002The evolution of the capacity for observation: The role of primal scene phantasy. Fort Da. Vol. VIII, Number 1, pp. 18-28.
2001Collaborating with the unconscious other: The analysand’s capacity for creative thinking. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 82, III, pp. 517-532.
2001The therapeutic and working alliances revisited. Fort Da. Vol. VII, Number 1, pp. 27-40.
1991Addiction, disease, and the self-help movement: Book review and commentary. San Francisco Psychologist.
1991The self-defeating personality disorder. San Francisco Psychologist.
1988The self-defeating personality disorder and masochism: A prototype approach. ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global.

Selected Presentations

2017, November ‘Transformations in the Field of Dreams’. Invited Discussant for Dr. Giuseppe Civitareseís presentation, ‘Hallucinosis, Dreaming, and Play: The Analytic Field and Its Transformations’. San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA
2015, October ‘Across the Great Divide: Rites of Passage in Mozartís The Magic Flute.’ Opera on the Couch Series sponsored by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA.
2015, July ‘You Can Be in My Dreams if I Can Be in Yours: Dreaming In Relational Space’. Scheduled for the 49th Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association Boston, MA.
2013, November ‘Searching for One's 'Other Half' in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman’. Opera on the Couch Series sponsored by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA.
2013, November ‘One Hand Clapping: Missing the Analytic Connection’. Paper presented at Scientific Meeting of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA.
2013, September ‘All the World's a Stage: Dream Work Alpha and the Waking Dream’. Workshop presented to the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Oklahoma City, OK.
2013, September ‘Everyday Psychotic States in Our Patients and Ourselves: Using Bion to Understand Primitive Mental States’. Hayden H. Donahue Seminar Series. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Norman, OK.
2013, September ‘Psychoanalysis from Freud to Ferro’. Two-Day Workshop presented to the Griffin Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Residency Program. Norman, OK.
2013, September ‘Playing it by Ear: Analytic Listening as a Creative Process’. Opening Event Workshop for the Peninsula/South Bay Year-Long Psychoanalytic Studies Series. Menlo Park, CA.
2013, April ‘Narcissism and the Analyst's Countertransference’. Invited Discussant for Dr. Otto Kernberg's presentation, ‘The Incapacity to Depend: An Overview of the Treatment of Severe Narcissistic Pathology’. The Emanuel Windholz Memorial Lecture. San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA.
2012, November ‘I'll Let You Be In My Dreams If I Can Be In Yours: Dreaming In Relational Space’. Paper presented at Scientific Meeting of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. San Francisco, CA.
2012, September ‘Psychoanalytic Reflections on Verdi's Rigoletto’. Opera on the Couch Series sponsored by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA.
2012, April ‘Hell's Kitchen Revisited: Further Thoughts on Mortality and Self-Disclosure in Psychoanalysis’. Paper presented at Scientific Meeting of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. San Francisco, CA.
2011, October ‘Mozart's Don Giovanni and the Seduction of Omnipotence’. Opera on the Couch Series sponsored by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA.
2011, May ‘Angels in Hellís Kitchens’. Paper presented at Scientific Meeting of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA.
2010, October ‘Importing Psychoanalysis to China: The Function of Critical Pluralism as a Container’. Paper presented at the ‘Freud and Asia’ Conference of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Beijing, China.
2010, October ‘Fundamentals of the Psychoanalytic Process’. Lecture presented at the East China Normal University Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. Shanghai, China.
2010, October ‘Playing With Bion: Dreaming Life into Theory and Practice’. Workshop presented to the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Oklahoma City, OK.
2010, September ‘The Temple and the Tomb: Eros and Subversion in Verdi's Aida’. Opera on the Couch Series sponsored by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. San Francisco, CA.
2009, November‘(O)wning a Life: The Existential Deep Structure of Mourning and Dreaming’. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of Evolving British Object Relations. Seattle, WA.
2008, November ‘Bringing Psychoanalysis to Life: A User-friendly Guide to the Impossible Profession’. Workshop presented to the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Oklahoma City, OK.
2006, January Case Presentation and Discussion in ‘Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience’ with Mark Solms, PhD and James Grotstein MD. Scientific Meeting of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA.
2005, December‘Subjectivity Terminable and Interminable’. Paper presented at Scientific Meeting of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA.
2005, April‘Integrating Paternal and Maternal Function in the Analytic Use of Self’. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.
2001, August‘Desire and Mourning: Encountering the Real’. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.
2001, April‘Creativity in the Therapeutic Process’. Paper presented at Alta Bates Medical Center (Herrick Hospital) Department of Psychiatry. Berkeley, CA.
2000, April‘The Evolution of the Capacity for Observation: Bringing Emotions out of the Body into the Mind’. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
1999, February‘The Waning of the Working Alliance’. Paper presented at Scientific Meeting of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
1999, November‘Collaborating With the Unconscious Other: The Analysand’s Capacity for Creative Thinking’. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, San Francisco, CA.
1998, April Case Presentation and Discussion with R. Horacio Etchegoyan, M.D. Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA.
1998, February‘Psychological Death by Identification’. Case Presentation and Discussion with David Rosenfeld, MD. Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California & NCSPP, San Francisco, CA.
1997, June‘Limits and Mourning in the Termination Experience’. Lecture and workshop presented to UCSF Langley-Porter Psychiatric Institute, San Francisco, CA.
1996, May‘Psychoanalytic Theories of the Self: A Clinical Perspective’. Workshop presented to the Department of Psychology, University of Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany.
1992, October‘A Fairbairnian Perspective on Mourning in Masochism’. Presentation to the Marin County Association of Marriage, Family, and Child Counselors. Kentfield, CA.