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Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorin Newton, PhD, Co-Chairs

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Program Title: From Muses to Composers
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Presenter: Susana Winkel, PhD
Moderators: Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorian Newton, PhD
Location: Diesel, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(2 blocks south of the Rockridge Bart Station)
Program Fee: Free

Women’s emerging ability to fulfill their professional and vocational callings is powerfully illustrated by their changing roles in the field of music - from muses to world-class composers. Citing recent periods when religious and political institutions were instrumental in subjugating women, Susana Winkel, Ph.D. will discuss the interplay of external cultural and inner psychological forces that helped shape women’s emancipation in some, though not all, political and cultural systems. She will illustrate how mechanisms of musical composition parallel some functions of the mind and will draw from psychoanalytic concepts, such as defenses, to demonstrate. Her discussion will conclude with a narrow focus on the challenges and possibilities posed by a ubiquitous conflict between the tug of maternal urges and the desire to pursue professional fulfillment.

About the Presenter:
Susana Winkel, PhD is a psychoanalyst and a member and faculty at SFCP. Dr. Winkel was born in Argentina and educated in Israel and the U.S. She has an international background that has helped shape her interests in psychoanalysis, social theory and cultural studies. Prior to becoming an analyst Dr. Winkel was a microbiologist and conducted research in the field of virology. In addition to teaching at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, she is also faculty at the the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; is a professor at The Wright Institute and an associate clinical professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Winkel is a classically trained musician and is interested in the psychoanalytic study of music. Other research interests of hers are on the subjects of cultural and social influences on female identity formation and professional development. She has taught courses on Female Development, Latin American Psychoanalysis, Ethics, Psychoanalytic Theory and Psychoanalytic Technique. Dr. Winkel has a private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in San Francisco and Oakland.