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2016 - 2017 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Henry Markman, MD, and Julie Ruskin, PhD, Co-Chairs
John DiMartini, PhD, Laurie Goldsmith, PhD, Israel Katz, MD, Patricia Marra, MFT, Catherine McKenzie, PhD, Lisa Roth, PsyD, Committee Members

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The Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Program aims to foster meaningful discussion on major current trends in psychoanalysis – in terms of clinical practice, as well as psychoanalytic theory applied to topics such as politics, history, aesthetics, literature and film, gender, and development. Leading contributors present original work that is discussed by experts in that particular area. This program is intended for clinicians and others interested in psychoanalytic thinking.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
09:30am - 12:30pm
Music and Clinical Experience: A Sampling of Sounds and Ideas about Time, Rhythm, and Non-Represented States
Presenters: Peter Goldberg, PhD, and Henry Markman, MD
Saturday, March 11, 2017
09:30am - 12:30pm
The Clinical Implications of Laplanche
Presenter: Jonathan House, MD
Discussants: Israel Katz, MD, and Michael Levin, PsyD
Saturday, May 6, 2017
09:30am - 12:30pm
Literature and Psychoanalysis: Text and Clinical Context
Presenter: Beatriz de León de Bernardi, PhD
Discussant: Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW
Saturday, June 10, 2017
09:30am - 12:30pm
The Body of the Analyst and the Analytic Setting: Reflections on the Embodied Setting and the Symbiotic Transference
Presenter: Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClinPsych



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