The New School Ferenczi Center hosts George Makari in conversation with Das Unbehagen on the topic of his new book Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind Following a brief introduction, Dr. Makari will engage Das Unbehagen interlocutors: Drs. Victoria Malkin, Orna Ophir, and Will Braun in a lively conversation moderated by Jeremy Safran and Jill Gentile *Come early to join us for wine and Cheese at 7:30. More informaiton and RSVP Makari Event
Angelo Villa, who came last year to present his work on “Psychoanalysis and the Hadicapped,” wanted to return to tell us about how he thinks about psychoanalytic groups. In particular, we were interested in his idea that the group needed to be kept ‘hysterical’ in order that it not close down or fall into malaise. His work with the difficulties of treating severe mental illness in an experimental hospital setting, and handling the threat of burn-out and desire to sterilize, has led to his thoughts on the conundrums of psychoanalytic belonging. Angelo Villa, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and a member of both the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis and the European School of Psychoanalysis. He works as a clinician in a public hospital and he is a supervisor in different socia...Read More
Dr Scott Von is a psychoanalyst and physician and Director of the New Clinic for Integral Medicine and Psychiatry in New York. He has taught as a professor at NYU, CUNY, Pacific College, and ACTCM Medical School, and is a member of Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. He is also a poet and artist currently represented by the Cabinet Gallery in London where he has produced the four volume multimodal work Autopoesis. He is the author of the forthcoming Schizoanalysis: Chaos & Complexity in Clinical Practice and Orgonomy: Integral Medicine & Psychiatry.
Gerard Pommier is Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist, Professor in University Paris VII, Editor of La Clinique Lacanienne, co-foundator of European Foundation for Psychoanalysis, and member of Espace Analytique. Last book published : Le nom propre (Editions Flammarion,2013)
Guy Dana is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist practicing in Paris. He directs the psychiatric services of the Hospital of Longjumeau. A member and a former president of the Cercle Freudien and a co-founder of Convergencia, he is the author of many articles on psychoanalysis and psychiatry and of the book Quelle politique pour la folie? Le suspense de Freud (2010).
Professor Elissa Marder (Emory University) – Dream and the Guillotine: Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation What is the relation between the singular unreality of the world of a dream and the guillotine, that exemplary enlightenment machine that transformed the legal administration of capital punishment into a public spectacle of the moment of death? I read these two seemingly opposed and unconnected figures through each other in order to explore how Freud’s descriptions of the formal qualities of the dream-work enter into—and complicate—our understanding of how events and actions become visible and readable in the so-called real world. The dream and the guillotine communicate with one another because they both stage scenes of a very particular kind. The question of female ...Read More
Unbehagen Case Presentation Event No. 1: “Without History” Saturday, January 10, 2015 Three analysts—Muriel Dimen, Patricia Gherovici, and David Lichtenstein—will present the same case based on a set of process notes from three analytic sessions. This event will explore aspects of the relationship between the patient, the individual clinician, and theory that are usually hidden by the conventional structure of the case presentation form. Other themes will include the effects of group dynamics on the case presentation experience and the ways in which case presentations may implicitly transmit essential aspects of the case, beyond what is explicitly intended. For full description, please read the attached PDF. Special thanks to Jason Royal who composed the attached PDF and who has conceived ...Read More