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April 2016

Nancy McWilliams, PhD – A clinical demonstration with forthcoming title and learning objectives

April 6, 2016
Westin Buckhead, 3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, 30326 United States
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Note: Time TBD Keynote Lecture and Reception Co-sponsored with the APA Division 39 The American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis (Div 39) Spring 2016 Conference: Hot and Bothered: Coming Together without Falling Apart For more about this conference and APS members’ involvement see: www.division39.org Nancy McWilliams, PhD Professor, Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology Author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev.ed.2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. Former President of APA Division 39…

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May 2016

Biennial Candidate Paper Prize Presentation

May 6, 2016 @ 6:00 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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Title/Speaker: TBD upon selection of a winning paper / a local EUPI candidate This biennial program offering affords EUPI candidates the encouragement to begin writing professionally and, for the winner, the opportunity to present formally to the local psychoanalytic community. Come celebrate Freud’s birthday with a presentation representing emerging scholarship from a fresh perspective in or related to the field of psychoanalysis. More Information For questions about meeting dates, times, locations and CME credit contact Carla Bauer, LCSW, APS Program…

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September 2016

Changing Attitudes towards Sex: A Dual Inheritance Perspective

September 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert A. Paul, PhD Charles Howard Candler Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emory University Training and Supervising Analyst, Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute Director, Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute   “Changing Attitudes towards Sex: A Dual Inheritance Perspective” Prevailing attitudes about sex, gender, and sexuality in many sectors of contemporary society have changed dramatically since Freud’s day. This paper examines the social and cultural circumstances that have enabled these changes and determined the form they have taken.  Dual Inheritance Theory, based…

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:45 am - September 17 @ 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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