Bulletin Board: Non - ORI Events of Our Colleagues in 2014

3/30/14, Sunday, 12pm-2:30pm - Committee for Creativity and Transformation in Clinical Practice @ NYSSCSW Continues the workshop series ‘Reading Eric Kandel’s The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain’. Topic of this meeting: Neurobiology of Creativity and the Beholder's Share.


5/10/14, Sunday, 12pm-2:30pm - Committee for Creativity and Transformation in Clinical Practice @ NYSSCSW – organizes the pop-up Member Image/ Word Exhibit at the NYSSCSW Education Committee Conference, Facing Impasses.

(Work that can hang on a push pin will be put up before the conference starts and taken down when it is over. Add your name to the list and receive details.)

Please send inquiries to CCT Intern, Diana Isaac at interncct@gmail.com or

CCT Chair, Sandra Indig, LCSW-R, LP, ATCB at psych4arts@hotmail.com

5/30/14 (8 pm - 10 pm) - Visiting Kleinian Analyst Series: Clara Nemas MD: Courage as a Component of the Psychoanalytic Attitude - @ The Culture Center; 410 Columbus Ave (betw. 79th and 80th Str.) NY              

                                                                                                “If you have no stomach for anxiety, you are in the wrong profession”- W. R. Bion 

This paper is located on the frontier between practice and ethics. The author proposes that courage is a quality of the self and is part of the analytic attitude. She differentiates courage from other qualities such as valor, audacity or daring. She relates valor to the masculine aspect of the combined object. It is linked to the oedipal struggle, the heroic rescue of the mother, the defeat of the narcissistic gang, and to the maternal quality of the combined object, sustained over time. She relates courage to Bion’s ideas on maternal reverie.

Dr. Nemas will explore the analytic process and the search for the relative truth of each person’s experience. This is what leads us to be concerned about our motivations, to think about our emotions, to examine our ethical position in relation to our internal objects, and to the other subjects with whom we relate. In particular, to question the authenticity with which we fight for our passions. She will bring some clinical material to illustrate these ideas.

Dr. Clara Nemas is a training and supervising adult and child analyst in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been trained (Maudsley) and influenced by the British Kleinian school. She is on the editorial board of the IJP. She has written many papers that are in English-speaking journals and books. She teaches in Seattle and in many countries in South America. Her papers on beauty and ethics, envy and infant observation have been an inspiring contribution to Kleinian literature.

Using Winnicott: A Conference Presented by the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis      

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:30 – 4:45      Where: 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

No one besides Freud has a greater influence in psychoanalysis today than does D. W. Winnicott.  In the list of most-accessed articles in the psychoanalytic archive, the top two are by Winnicott and six of the first 17.  Numerous terms that have become commonplace in the field are associated with him, such as “holding,” “the transitional object,” “the good-enough mother,” and “the use of the object.” 

The conference begins with James W. Anderson, a leading psychobiographer who has interviewed many of the people who were closest to Winnicott, exploring who Winnicott was as a person and how his innovative psychoanalytic approach grew out of his life experience.  Then three of the foremost experts on Winnicott explain how we may make use of Winnicott in our clinical work and in our understanding of human interaction. 

Joyce Slochower, who wrote a classic text, recently expanded and published in a second edition (Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective) considers how she as a relational analyst utilizes Winnicott. 

Frank Summers (the President of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association and author of Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology and other books), one of the foremost explicators of Winnicott and other object-relations theorists and a creative clinician in his own right, examines ways of using Winnicott in his own work and in the work of others. 

Kenneth Newman (co-author of Theories of Object Relations: Bridges to Self Psychology),  who has written innovative papers that take off from Winnicott’s concept of the use of the analyst, describes his perspective by showing its application to a scene from the Bergman film, Autumn Sonata

For full program description, visit the link http://chicagoanalysis.org/system/files/Flyers_and_misc/P21712_Brochure_proof.pdf and download the brochure.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.chicagoanalysis.org/content/panels-and-seminars or contact  Christine Susman at Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis: 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1314, Chicago, IL 60603; T: (312) 922-7474 | F: (312) 922-5656; Email: csusman@chicagoanalysis.org.

Interested to read more about Winnicott? Click HERE

May 15-17 2014 - Florence, Italy 

Psychoanalysis and Art: 6th International Symposium

Art/Object: The Artist, the Object, the Patron, and the Audience

This symposium, the sixth triennial event, will feature an international roster of prominent art historians, artists, critics, and psychoanalysts, who will explore visual and musical works of art. The theme Art/Object encompasses not only the artist’s relationship to his or her art, but also the relationship of the audience or patron to the art object and to the artist.

The opening session of Art/Object will be held in the historic Salone Magliabechiano of the Biblioteca degli Uffizi, the library of the Uffizi Gallery. The symposium will begin with welcoming remarks by Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytical Association (Secret Passages: The Theory and Technique of Interpsychic Relations), Graziella Magherini (The Stendhal Syndrome), and Laurie Wilson (Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic, and the Man). Following the opening session, all participants will be offered a private guided tour of the Galleria degli Uffizi.

The renowned art historian, David Freedberg, (The Power of Images), will deliver a plenary address on “Art, Empathy and Neuroscience” which will be discussed by Vittorio Gallese, the eminent neuroscientist, in the Salone dei Cinquecento at the Palazzo Vecchio (the grand, art-filled Council Chamber of Medici Florence). The distinguished psychoanalyst and musician, Julie Jaffee Nagel (Melodies of the Mind) will present the plenary lecture on music at the fourteenth century Chiostro del Maglio.

Several presenters at Art/Object will consider the individual’s response to an art work: Karin Dannecker (Psyche und Ästhetik), will explore the elusive issue of “Enchanting Beauty” and Valerie  Fletcher, Senior Curator of Modern Art at the Hirshhorn Museum, will discuss “The Surreal Object.” Other presentations will investigate the work of Louise Bourgeois and the character of Pinocchio. Jane McAdam Freud, who is a sculptor, the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, will present a paper: “In the Mould of the Fathers – Objects of Sculpture, Subjects of Legacy.”

Interdisciplinary talks that will explore art in relation to broad societal issues include “Fashion as Fetish,” by art historian and fashion writer Amy Fine Collins, and “Belgian modernism and imperial violence in the 1890s,” by art historian Deborah Silverman (Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art). Focusing on the patrons of art, a distinguished New York art dealer will discuss the relationship of the gallery and the collector, and Mary Kay O’Neil will take up “The Analyst as Collector.” Gennaro Saragnano, Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Publication Committee, will moderate a roundtable discussion on art and psychoanalytic publications.

The symposium will conclude with an elegant gala dinner in the magnificent Salone Magliabechiano. 

6/4-6/14 - The 37th Annual Conference of the International Psychohistorical Association; Co-Sponsored by: NYU Silver School of Social Work. @ New York University Kimmel Center for University Life; 60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor New York, NY. For more information, visit http://www.psychohistory.us/conference-and-membership.php


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  2011 Annual 20th Anniversary Conference on Dialectics of Mortality and Immortality: Time as a Persecutory vs. a Holding Object

2010 Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis & Spirituality

2009 Annual Conference on Eroticized Demonic Object

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Projective Identification (part 2)

Time as an Object (part 3)

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        Demon-lover Complex  (part 8)

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        Klein-Winnicott Dialectic  (part 10)

        Depression: The Object Relations View (part 11)

        Anxiety: The Object Relations View (part 12)

        Eating Disorders: The Object Relations View (part 13)

        Narcissism: The Object Relations View (part 14)

        Female Creativity and the Internal Father (part 15)

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