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November 2016

The Trouble with Ethics in Psychoanalysis: The Analyst as Person and the Ethical Unknown

November 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, Room 331, 12 Executive Park Drive NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Jane V. Kite, PhD Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute & Society Member and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis Geographic Rule Supervising Analyst, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute Member, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice “The Trouble with Ethics in Psychoanalysis: The Analyst as Person and the Ethical Unknown” In this presentation, Dr. Kite will propose a different approach to formulating an ethics for psychoanalysis, one that shifts the focus from the analysand’s unconscious to…

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December 2016

Psychoanalysis and Executive Coaching

December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Derek J. O’Brien, MD Faculty, Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute Private Practice in Psychiatry “Psychoanalysis and Executive Coaching” What is executive coaching? What does it have to do, if anything, with psychoanalysis? In what essential ways are they similar? In what essential ways are they different? Can the psychoanalyst’s skills be applied to executive coaching? The purpose of this presentation is to raise these questions and facilitate an informed discussion in the Atlanta psychoanalytic community about executive coaching. Having explored this…

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February 2017

Screen Plots: Analyzing the Use of Pornography in Two Analyses

February 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, Room 331, 12 Executive Park Drive NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Susan Vaughan, MD Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry – Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital Faculty, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital Committee Chair, Committee on Gender and Sexuality, APsaA, 1997-2003 Ralph Roughton Award, Outstanding Paper on LGBT Issues, APsaA, 2003 “Screen Plots: Analyzing the Use of Pornography in Two Analyses” Though pornography has always been available, the advent of the Internet has made it easily available and ubiquitous.  Working…

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Transitions: Psychodynamic Work with Trans Patients

February 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, 30326 United States
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Susan Vaughan, MD Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry – Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital Faculty, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital Committee Chair, Committee on Gender and Sexuality, APsaA, 1997-2003 Ralph Roughton Award, Outstanding Paper on LGBT Issues, APsaA, 2003 “Transitions: Psychodynamic Work with Trans Patients” While in Atlanta for her talk to the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society on February 3, Dr. Vaughn will present a separate paper the next…

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March 2017

Forgiveness, the Unforgiven, and the Unforgivable

March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, 12 Executive Park Dr. NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States

Donald Moss, MD Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, NYU Medical Center Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Medical Center Founding member, “Second Story,” a Psychoanalytic Salon Psychoanalyst in private practice After the Offense: Thoughts on Forgiveness Forgiveness and revenge form a commonsense pairing. Each item seems the other's antonym and, as such, each seems to confer a clear meaning on the other, just as, say, black seems to confer a clear meaning on white. When we question this commonsensical pairing, though, neither…

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April 2017

My Conception of the Psychoanalytical Work with Couples

April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, Room 331, 12 Executive Park Drive NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States

Dr. Eric Smadja Member, Societe Psychanalytique de Paris Member, International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalyst in private practice, seeing couples and families Anthropologist, Associate Member of the American Anthropological Association, Member, Society for Psychological Anthropology “My Conception of the Psychoanalytical Work with Couples” Following my view of the couple and the personal introduction of the central concept of couple work, this paper retraces the course taken by suffering couples who finally decide to consult a specialist, a couple’s psychoanalyst. Dr. Smadja will…

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September 2017

Two-Day Clinical Conference at Emory University, Athena’s Axe to Grind: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Grievance and Trauma

September 16, 2017 @ 8:45 am - September 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Karen Schwartz, PhD, “Ma, No Maas!” 2016 A Two-Day Clinical Conference at Emory University Featuring Drs. Abbot Bronstein, Steven Levy, Robert Paul, and Dominique Scarfone Co-sponsored by the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society, The Atlanta Foundation for Psychoanalysis, The Emory University Psychoanalytic Studies Program, and The Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute What this Conference Offers 
Presentation and Discussion on the topic of grievance and its relationship to trauma with analysts at all stages of their development and thinking; Two clinical case workshops that…

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December 2017

George Hagman, LCSW – New Models of Bereavement Theory and Treatment: New Mourning

December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, 12 Executive Park Dr. NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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George Hagman discusses the multiple sources of the recent comprehensive reconsideration of psychoanalytic mourning theory. In particular Mr. Hagman will discuss his own experiences of bereavement and how as part of his recovery from these devastating losses, he was lead to challenge and revise many aspects of what his calls the Standard Model of Mourning which psychoanalysis has promoted for the past 100 years. In the second half of his presentation Mr. Hagman will lay out the framework of New…

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February 2018

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

February 3 @ 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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Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, February 14-19, 2018

February 14 @ 9:00 am - February 18 @ 12:00 pm
New York Hilton, 1335 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10019 United States
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