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February 2018

Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D. – Screen-Based Treatments: Better Than Nothing? Routinely Good Enough? Functionally Equivalent?

February 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, Room 331, 12 Executive Park Drive NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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These critical questions about screen relations based treatments elicit controversial and polarizing answers. Emotions and desires, as well as organizational agendas and the power of personal experience, often overwhelm data and scholarship. Conviction undermines inquiry into what technologically mediated treatments offer, and cannot offer. Nevertheless, psychotherapists still need to make informed decisions about the best ways to use technology, as well as communicate that understanding to patients. This presentation will jump into these conflicts by discussing both emerging clinical and…

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March 2018

Elizabeth Wilson, PhD – A Silvan Tomkins Handbook: On Affect Theory and Psychoanalysis

March 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, 12 Executive Park Dr. NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Elizabeth Wilson is working with Adam Frank (University of British Columbia) on an introduction to the writings of Silvan Tomkins. Tomkins is best known as the author of a compelling, multi-volume theory of affect (Affect Imagery Consciousness, 1962-1992). While this theory has been influential in both academic and clinical literatures, it is not as well read and understood as perhaps it could be. This talk will preview parts of the Frank and Wilson handbook, focusing on Tomkins’ relationship to Freud…

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April 2018

Noelle McAfee, PhD – Politics and the Fear of Breakdown

April 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Noelle McAfee, PhD is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program at Emory University. Her areas of research include Social and Political Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, Feminist Theory, and Ethics. She is the author of Democracy and the Political Unconscious (Columbia University Press, 2008), Julia Kristeva (Routledge, 2003), and Habermas, Kristeva and Citizenship (Cornell University Press, 2000). Her current book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and the Work of Mourning (Columbia University Press) is forthcoming.  

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September 2018

A Doll’s House, Part 2

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Actor’s Express Theatre, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Suite J-107
Atlanta, GA 30318
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APS is coordinating with the Actor’s Express Theatre for a special event, including ticket discount for APS to the Sunday, September 16 matinee performance at 2pm. Private Reception, 1pm, Pre-performance at Actor’s Express Post-performance Discussion with Stefanie Speanburg, PhD, LCSW **Please reserve your tickets now with Actor’s Express Theatre online or by calling box office at 404-607-7469 or www.actors-express.com Use the designated code ATLPSYCH    About Continuing Education IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this…

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November 2018

Racial Socialization and Thwarted Mentalization: Reflections of a psychoanalyst from the lived experience of James Baldwin’s America–Beverly Stoute, MD

November 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Paper Awarded the 2018 Reiger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award: A Distinguished Member Award from The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Presenter: Beverly Stoute, MD Abstract A contemporary psychoanalytic perspective recognizes that the discussion of race will occur at the intersection of the intrapsychic and the social.   Ta-Nehisi Coates’ (2015) recent publication of the acclaimed Between the World and Me, a letter to his son in homage to James Baldwin reminds us of the dialogue whose necessity has been made stark by the shooting…

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Movie Mania: Shape of Water

November 30, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Emory White Hall, Room 205, 301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States

Please join us for a viewing of the movie, Shape of Water, a critically acclaimed, award-winning, visually intriguing, romantic dark fantasy drama of 2017.  A discussion following the movie will be led by Kendle Jenkins, LPC, President of the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society.  The cost is free.

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December 2018

Holiday Reception and Presentation: An Anti-oppressive Approach to Working Psychoanalytically with Trans and Gender Creative Patients–Marco Posadas, MSW, RSW, FIPA

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, 12 Executive Park Dr. NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States

Scientific Program and Holiday Reception  ****In the spirit of the holiday season this program and reception is offered free of charge and welcomes all clinicians, professionals, and anyone with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and study. ****  ****RSVP is required to attend this event. Space is limited**** There is no charge for this event.  To attend this Scientific Program and Holiday Reception please RSVP, and include the number of persons attending, to Nchase.lcsw@gmail.comby Dec 5, 2018. Location: Emory Brain…

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February 2019

American Psychoanalytic Association 2019 National Meeting

February 6 - February 10
New York Hilton New York City, + Google Map

February 6 – 10, 2019 New York Hilton, New York City

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The Difficult Patient: A psychoanalytic perspective–Eric Plakun, MD

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Eric Plakun, MD This presentation will describe the role of enactments in the experience of patients as “difficult.” A list of transference-countertransference paradigms will be discussed that contribute to the difficulty of work with abuse survivors, and clinical examples provided. This presentation will also discuss shared elements of psychotherapy across therapy schools of thought in work with suicidal patients.   Eric Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Ma.  In 2017, Dr Plakun was honored…

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Movie Mania – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Discussion by Andrew Furman, MD

February 22 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Emory White Hall, Room 205, 301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States
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