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November 2019

ON TRUTH AND LIES IN A PSYCHOANALYTIC SENSE: Seminar on Lacan’s “Science and Truth” and Freud’s “Constructions in Analysis”

November 15 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The New School, Vera List Center, Room D1103, 6 East 16th St
New York, NY 10003
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ON TRUTH AND LIES IN A PSYCHOANALYTIC SENSE Seminar on Lacan's "Science and Truth" and Freud's "Constructions in Analysis"   6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Panel discussion with: Marcus Coelen (psychoanalyst / Columbia University) Patricia Gherovici (psychoanalyst / author, Transgender Psychoanalysis) Evan Malater (psychoanalyst) Celeste Pietrusza (post-doctoral clinical psychologist / Greene Clinic) Jamieson Webster (psychoanalyst / author, Conversion Disorder / The New School) 8:15 - 9:00 p.m.  Commentary and discussion Jelica Šumič Riha (philosopher / political theorist / translator) For seminar texts, email:  celeste.pietrusza@gmail.com

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February 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Unincorporated Psychoanalysis Conference – San Juan, Puerto Rico 2/17/18-2/18/18

February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: The Unicorporated Psychoanalysis Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico planned for February 2017 will likely have to be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. As many of you know, las week hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico destroying homes,flooding streets, decimating power grids, and leaving dams on the brink of collapse. The bulk of the island still does not have drinking water or electric power and cannot even call for help because only 25% of cellphone towers survived…

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May 2016

Symposium: Psychoanalysis, Art & The Occult

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Candid Arts, 3 Torrens Street
London, EC1V 1NQ United Kingdom
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In 1953, psychoanalyst and anthropologist George Devereux published a collection of works from various psychoanalysts entitled Psychoanalysis and the Occult, which explored the intersection between the practice of psychoanalysis and occult phenomena, including contributions from Freud himself on ‘Premonitions and Chance’, ‘Psychoanalysis and Telepathy’, and ‘The Occult Significance of Dreams’. Additionally, Freud’s paper ‘Notes on the Unconscious’ was published in the journal of the Society for Psychical Research in 1912. Since that time, however, the majority of psychoanalysts willing to…

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April 2016

Psychoanalysis and the Occult

April 9, 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
NPAP, 40 West 13th St
New York, NY 10011
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Free

The purpose of the “Psychoanalysis and the Occult” Project is to return to Freud’s work on the psychic domain - the work on “telepathy” originally left out of the Traumdeutung and his development of “psychic reality” emerging from his analysis of psychosis and the Schreber case - and to compare it with the work of Lacan, Jung, Reich, and others who sought to explore psychic causality and the occult from a logical perspective. In the 1950s George Devereaux published a…

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February 2016

INSTITUTE NO INSTITUTE: What Makes a Psychoanalyst?

February 27, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NYU, Kimmel Center (Room 802), 60 Washington Square South
New York, 10003
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$12

Becoming a psychoanalyst is founded upon a subjective transformation that occurs in a personal analysis. It cannot be measured or predicted, yet it is the necessary factor that allows one to conduct analytic treatment. Neither the analyst alone nor a group of independent observers can determine its occurrence, but somehow together they may. That something so difficult to determine lies at the heart of professional transmission has troubled the field of psychoanalysis from its inception. Institutes, schools, and broader communities…

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May 2015

On Violence: Civilization and its Blisscontents

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Forham University
$200

On Violence: Civilization and its Blisscontents Violence today seems not to address only our physical bodies and sense of safety: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, ISIS, but also our positions as subjects: the medicalized body, the surgically aesthetically improved body, civic subjectivity reduced to consumption, mental health reduced to pharmacology. Timothy McVeigh said, “the government is increasingly hostile,” and blowing up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was what he called  “the just response.” This conference asks questions about violence and…

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October 2014

Conference: Psychoanalysis on Ice

October 9, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Iceland Iceland
$500

We invite psychoanalysts of all theoretical orientations to meet in Reykjavik and discuss foundational psychoanalytic concepts as well as the challenges of psychoanalysis today. The history of psychoanalysis has been fraught with divisions, separations, excommunications, and seemingly unbridgeable rifts. That historical divisions are often transmitted makes for a markedly chilly present. We hope to potentiate deeper engagement among psychoanalysts, revisiting and revivifying fundamental concepts, and to consider together the challenges that face us all, from the abstract to the practical.…

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April 2013

Conference: Psychoanalysis and Laughter

April 26, 2013 - April 29, 2013
Forham University
Free

Psychoanalysis and Laughter What does psychoanalysis have to tell us about laughter? In his Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (1905), Freud famously illuminated the Witz’s linguistic and economic properties. Linguistically, the Witz “works” like the dream (by condensation and displacement); economically, it bypasses the “inhibiting factor” both in the teller of the joke and in the listener. Jokes are serious business for Freud: like dreams, they allow aggression an acceptable form, establishing a social tie while satisfying repressed…

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December 2012

Claude-Noële Pickmann: The Hysteric or the Borderline

December 1, 2012 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The New School, Wollman Hall, 66 West 12th Street
New York, NY United States
Free

Case presentation by Olga Poznansky

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April 2012

Conference: The Art of Madness

April 27, 2012 - April 29, 2012
Forham University
&180

The Art of Madness A Study Weekend in New York Friday to Sunday, April 27-29, 2012 Fordham University Lacan famously said that “le fou est l’homme libre” (“the madman is the free man”) and that there is a “pathologie de la liberté” (“a pathology of freedom”). How should we understand these words in the current cultural climate of constant surveillance? Does creativity exist as a realm of freedom outside of such social constraints? If so, how is it related to…

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