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Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford

High up on bar stools: manic defences and an oblivious object in a late adolescent
Friday, January 27, 2017  |  12:15-01:30pm
Presenter: Mary Brady, PhD
Location: Stanford University
Free  |  1.25 CME/CE Credits available for an additional cost

Dr. Brady will discuss four inter-related themes of late adolescence: birth/death throes, oblivious objects, manic defenses and the potential for physical symptoms, sometimes in emergency form. These issues will be elucidated through the psychoanalysis of a late adolescent who was bulimic and binge drinking. Though her symptoms were severe, elements of her dynamics are seen as characteristic of late adolescence. The definitive separation-individuation processes of late adolescence are seen as a final death throe of childhood and birth throe of adulthood. In these death throes, the adolescent can see objects as oblivious. The late adolescent can resort to manic leaps to negotiate passages she feels unready for. Such leaps sometimes take the form of physical symptoms, sometimes in crisis form, as late adolescents separate more definitively than in earlier developmental periods.

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Child Colloquium Series

In the Beginning...
Saturday, January 28, 2017  |  10:00am-12:00noon
Presenter: Jan Messer, MFT
Free | 2 CME/CE Credits available for an additional cost

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7th Annual CCSW Clinical Evening Series

Who's Land is This Land?  Working with Immigrants in the Era of Trump
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Presenters: Peter Mancina, PhD and Rosa Lutrario, LCSW
Discussant: Francisco Gonzalez, MD
$20-$15  |  2 CME/CE credits available for an additional cost

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Freud's Bar: Things Fall Apart; The Center Cannot Hold

Holding Life and Death in Mind:
How to (or How Might Freud Help Us) Think About Environmental Change

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Presenter: Maureen Katz, MD

In the face of tremendous data and experienced climate change, many of us feel paralyzed or hope-less to respond. Exploring the nature of those anxieties can allow us to move past them into a space of mental functioning and thinking where problem solving, response and coherent senses of selves are possible. We will look at psychoanalytic theories, like the death instinct, mourning and melancho-lia as well as group theorists to understand these dynamics. We will also think about the current state of climate modeling and how some of our own pathological responses, such as continual disavowal and denial of reality, are destructive to us.

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