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February 2016

Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD, ABPP – “Why Did My Parents Make Me Chinese?!”: The psychodynamics of an Asian American Man

February 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Violette’s Restaurant,
2948 Clairmont Rd. NE , Atlanta, 30329 United States
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This is the case of a late 30’s year old Chinese Male dentist, Dr. Wang, who is gay and partnered. He came to me for treatment because of persistent social isolation, self denigration, and a masochistic personality organization. His restive comment, “Why did they make me Chinese” is a reference to the “crime” of which he accused his parents for making him Chinese which he considered to be vile and loathsome. He hated himself and them for being inflicted with…

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“I Knew that my Mind Could Take Me Anywhere.” Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Dignity of African Americans Living in a Racist Society

February 13, 2016 @ 8:15 am - 9:00 am
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead,
3434 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 30326 United States
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Note: Time tentative, to be confirmed. Co-sponsored with Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA) This paper offers a psychological definition of dignity and considers encroachment to it experienced by African Americans living in our racist society. Differences between dignity and self-esteem in psychoanalytic thinking are discussed. The paper also considers the entrenched institutional practices that keep us from addressing the serious negative impact of racism and poverty on the dignity and well-being of African Americans. Examples of resilience and the maintenance…

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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
Petite Auberge restaurant,
2935 N Druid Hills Road Northeast, 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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