APM Program, 2005-2006

FALL 2005
October 11, 2005, 8 PM
Scientific Panel
Talking about Medication: On the Use of Medication during Psychoanalytic Treatment
presenter: Robert Glick
discussants: Larry Sandberg, Wendy Olesker 
Educational objectives:
1) to demonstrate the countertransferentially-weighted reluctance of analysts to consider medication-related discourse as analytic material (loss of curiosity among analysts working with concurrent therapies) as a result of:
an idealizing transference to psychoanalysis on the part of the analyst, and conflict about betraying convictions that psychoanalysis represents a real treatment, by use of medication,
b) forbidden pleasures, i.e. administration of drugs as both a boundary violation, and a violation of analytic abstinence,
c) a fear of doing harm, particularly difficulty tolerating inflicting medication-related side-effects on patients.
November 1 , 2005, 8 PM
Scientific Paper
The Educational Boundary
presenter: Stephen Sonnenberg
discussant: Arnold Cooper 

Educational objectives:
1) learn about the concept of the educational boundary
2) some of the modes in which breaches of it can occur.
3) approaches to recognizing and repairing these breaches

December 6, 2005, 8 PM
Scientific Panel
Educational objectives:
1) To distinguish and define three types of treatment research: microprocess, macroprocess, and outcome.
2) To understand the major features of Multiple Code Theory and Referential Activity and their relevance to psychoanalysis.
3) To understand the theoretical basis, research findings, and clinical implications associated with the Anaclitic and Introjective Personality Configurations.
January 3, 2006, 8 PM
The Robert S. Liebert Memorial Lecture

Mood Disorders and Artistic Creativity
lecturer: Kay Jamison

Educational Objectives:
1) to demonstrate a relationship of manic and hypomanic symptomatology to creative activity in artists, particularly poets
February 7, 2006, 8 PM
Scientific Paper
Mapping Racism
presenter: Don Moss
discussant: Dionne Powell
Educational Objectives:
1) to establish race and racism as important, and underappreciated, features of the erotic object world,
2) to begin a discussion regarding the place of appetitive control in the normative structure underlying the dominant culture's organizing object hierarchy.
March 7, 2006, 8 PM
Scientific Paper

A Matter of Time
presenter: Dominique Scarfone
discussant: Richard Zimmer 

Educational Objectives:
1) a better understanding of the dimension of time in the psychoanalytic
setting and the psychoanalytic process
2) an exploration and a clarification of the relationship between the
psychoanalytic and the phenomenological conception of time in human affairs.
3) a new understanding of the so-called timelessness of unconscious processes.
4) a better understanding of the role played by  the access to language in the
construction of phenomenological time in the psyche.
April 4, 2006, 8 PM
Scientific Panel
Panel on Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis
panelists: Janet Wohlberg, Ted Jacobs, Stephen Behnke

Educational Objectives:
1) t
o increase knowledge of factors that contribute to sexual boundary violations, and explore whether this outcome is preventable,
2) t
o better understand the damage done to victims of such boundary violations,
3) t
o gain insight into some of the ethical processes involved,
4) t
o consider the role of the subsequent clinician in working with these patients.

May 2, 2006, 8 PM
The Forty-Ninth Annual Sándor Radó Lecture

Fantasies of Knowing Oneself and Being Known
lecturer: Lucy LaFarge

Educational Objectives:
June 6, 2006, 8 PM
Scientific Paper
Psychoanalytic Developmental Theory: In Search of a New Paradigm
presenter: Karen Gilmore
discussant: Robert Michels
Educational Objectives:
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