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    • March 28, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, 122 S. Michigan Ave., 13th Floor , Chicago (or by Zoom)
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    Maternal Eroticism: Its Defensive Uses and Transformations

    Presenter: Andrea Celenza, PhD

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 7:00 – 9:00 PM Central time

    In person at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, 122 S. Michigan Ave, 13th Floor, Chicago, IL

    And By Zoom

      

    Topic:  Maternal Eroticism: Its Defensive Uses and Transformations


    Presenter: 

    Andrea Celenza, PhD, celebrated as one of the most engaging psychoanalytic speakers, is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.  She is also a faculty member and a supervising and training analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.  Her three books are:

    Sexual Boundary Violations:  Therapeutic, Supervisory, and Academic Contexts.  New York: Jason Aronson; 2007.

    Erotic Revelations: Transferences, Countertransferences, and Perversions.  New York: Routledge; 2014.

    And, recently published: Transference, Love, Being: Essential Essays from the Field. London: Routledge, 2022.

    Dr. Celenza will discuss maternal erotic transferences and how these are addressed.  To illustrate, she will include verbatim clinical process.  She will clarify the meaning of maternal eroticism, a concept that has often been misunderstood.  She will point out how femininity and femaleness are internalized at different levels.  Relying in part on the work of Julia Kristeva, she will explain how maternal eroticism can be vitalizing, devitalizing, and re-vitalizing.  She will illustrate how the therapeutic process, when it includes maternal transference, can have defensive elements but also can include loving, containing, and reworking transformations.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

    1) describe maternal eroticism as it pertains to transference;

    2) distinguish between defensive uses of maternal erotic transferences and uses of these transferences when they can promote positive transformation.


    Admission is free. Continuing Education Credits are offered exclusively to Society members in all membership categories and those intending to join.

    Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s) TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Psychologists by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit. CE Sponsor License #268.000091

    Professional Counselors: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit. CE Sponsor License #197-000202.

    Social Workers: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Social Workers by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit. CE Sponsor License #159-000122.

    Marriage and Family Therapists: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit. CE Sponsor License #168-000204.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 


    • April 13, 2023
    • May 11, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • via Zoom (facilitator will send link)
    • 8
    Register


    Chicago Psychoanalytic Society Study Group

    "A brief introduction to the Work of
    Psychoanalyst Dominique Scarfone"

     3 Sessions: April 13, 27, and May 11

    Via Zoom

    The CPS study group is in preparation for Society lecture by Dr. Scarfone on May 23, 2023 on Zoom on the topic of: "Does Psychoanalysis Have Something to Contribute to Our Reflections on Our Present Cultural, Society, and Political Crises?"

    An invitation to explore a few of the many ideas developed by French thinker Dominique Scarfone whose views follow and expand on the legacy of both Freud and Laplanche.  We will take up questions such as "differentiating sexuality and the sex drives, explain the links between violence and the sexual drives, identify the role of the sexual drives in today's violent world and discuss the role played by narcissism in mediating between the drives and the world scene." All the while we will be (re) introduced  to French concepts such as pulsion, jouissance, après coup, méconnaissance, the Sexual, and so on.

    This group is open to all members of the Society, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a maximum of ten members.  Please register online here by clicking REGISTER.  As this is a pilot program to introduce a “French Psychoanalytic Series” as a possible viable educational project at CPS. there will be no CEU’s and no fees.  Participants will be asked to read the papers in advance and to kindly commit to joining all three meetings.  These meetings will be held every other week for one and half hours and facilitated by Dr. Suzanne Rosenfeld on Zoom.  Each meeting will be based on an in-depth discussion of 1 to 3 papers over the entire three meetings.  Once the group is formed,  Suzanne will send out the first paper that was given by Dominique Scarfone for distribution to the study group—the paper closest to the topic of his Society lecture. The other two papers can be found on the PEP Web. 

     

    Recommended Readings:       
    1. Scarfone, D. (2022) The sexual drive for power-I-The Sexual and Omnipotence (to be read first as it relates closest to the presentation on the 23 rd)
    2.  Scarfone, D. (2021) Trauma, Subjectivity and subjectality, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2021, 81, (214-236)
    3.  Scarfone, D. (2017) Ten Short Essays on How Trauma is Inextricably Woven Into Psychic Life, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Volume LXXXVI, Number 1, p. 21-43.

    Background Reading:


    Scarfone, D. (2013) A Brief Introduction to Laplanche, Int. J. Psychoanal., (94) (3) 545-566.


    Dominique Scarfone, M.D., is honorary professor at the Université de Montréal, member emeritus of the Montreal Psychoanalytic Society (French branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society) and honorary member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. He was for many years an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. The author of  numerous journal articles and book chapters, he also published a number of books, among which:  Laplanche: An introduction and The Unpast. The Actual Unconscious, both in 2015 in New York by UIT-The Unconscious in Translation. He co-edited with Howard B. Levine and Gail Reed. Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning (Karnac, 2013). A new book is in preparation, with the provisional title : The Reality of the Message. Seduction, trauma and transference (New York : UIT).



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