APM Program, 2007-2008

FALL 2007
October 2nd, 2007, 8 PM
Abram Kardiner Lecture
Unconscious mental conflict and our democratic culture
Akeel Bilgrami

further information on professor Bilgrami's interdisciplinary involvement

Educational objectives:
to demonstrate the pervasive influence of unconscious conflict and irrational behaviour in contemporary culture
November 6th , 2007, 8 PM

Roy Schafer Interviewed by Ernst Prelinger

Educational objectives:
1) To gain insight into the development of the psychoanalytic theories of Dr. Roy Schafer.
2) To learn about the historical context within which these theories emerged.
December 4th, 2007, 8 PM
Scientific Paper

Susan Scheftel: “The World of William Steig”
discussant: Ellen Handler Spitz

Educational objectives:
1) An understanding of some psychodynamic factors contributing to the work of William Steig.
2) Integrating theoretical principles of contemporary infancy research into a psychoanalytic understanding of Steig’s life and work.
3) A recognition of ways in which children’s literature manifests central conflicts of mental life.
January 8th, 2008, 8 PM
Scientific Paper

Otto F. Kernberg, M.D: Some Observations on the Process Of Mourning
discussant: Vamik Volkan, M.D.

Educational objectives:
1) Participants will be able to review critically some aspects of the literature on mourning processes.
2) Participants will be able to relate more precisely to the complex aspects of normal mourning in the treatment of patients undergoing these processes.
February 5th, 2008, 8 PM
The Robert S. Liebert Memorial Lecture
Educational objectives:
to reveal Leonardo's self by approach his writings and drawings by the help of the psychoanalytic method
March 4th, 2008, 8 PM
Scientific Paper

Richard Zimmer: “Three Transferences Encountered in the Treatment of Creative Individuals”
discussant: Otto Kernberg

Educational objectives:
1) To heighten awareness in the audience of shifts in ways of thinking that can occur in analytic hours and the meanings of these shifts in terms of the transference.
2) To delineate three specific kinds of transference configurations which can be identified in this way, and to demonstrate the relation of these configurations to different phases of the creative process.
3) To demonstrate the clinical usefulness of this model in terms of understanding certain forms of creative inhibition, in overcoming some countertransference conflicts which may interfere with analytic work, and in enhancing the creative use of the analytic process by both patient and analyst.
April 1st, 2008, 8 PM
Scientific Paper
Educational objectives:
1) To educate about the history and the current state of psychoanalysis in China.
2) To inform about the possibilities for analyzing and teaching in China.
3) To examine the effects on analytic process of specific cultural and linguistic differences and the use of Internet technology.
May 6th, 2008, 8 PM
International Psychoanalytic Scholar Lecture
Educational objectives:
1) to demonstrate the unique and central role of dreams
2) to illustrate the layered approach to dream analysis in clinical material,
3) to reference Ferro's personal theory of a mental "transformational cycle" that takes place intapsychically and relationally in the psychoanalytic situation,
4) to illustrate how the resulting “pure ‘poetry’ of the mind,” shared between analyst and analysand in an intuitive and interpretive process offers new analytic possibilities
June 5th, 2008, 8 PM
The Fifty-first Annual Sándor Radó Lecture
Myron Hofer, M.D.: The Emerging Synthesis of Development and Evolution: A New Biology for Psychoanalysis Educational objectives:
to privide a brief and comprehensive overview of the emerging field of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, or "Evo- Devo"
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 last updated 11/15/08