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R. Dennis Shelby, PhD, LCSW – HIV, Mental Time Travel, and Second Chances
September 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
While psychoanalysts have traditionally been interested in the way the past intersects the present, they have also addressed the impact of psychoanalysis on the patient’s future. This presentation will explore different dimensions of time in the reworking of HIV-related trauma. A hallmark of psychic trauma is the manner in which time is seemingly distorted. Dr. Shelby will consider the patient’s and analyst’s relation to time – past, present, and future – from the perspectives of their temporal experience prior to, during, and after analytic treatment. It is a contribution to the multi-disciplinary efforts to reflect on the impact on current life of the AIDS crisis, as we knew it.
Dr. Shelby has a PhD in Clinical Social Work and is a member of the Faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He was Director of Doctoral Studies for the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago from 1998 to January 2013.
The program will be held at the Petite Auberge restaurant and will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm and the featured speaker addresses attendees beginning at 7:30 pm, with discussion following the talk.