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2016 - 2017 Freud's Bar
Things Fall Apart; The Center Cannot Hold

Listen and talk with a psychoanalyst about different escapes from reality, while enjoying drinks, snacks, and browsing Diesel, A Bookstore.

Program Title:
Guilt, Pseudo Guilt and Woody Allen
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
06:30pm - 08:00pm
Lee Grossman, MD
Robin A. Deutsch, PhD and Dorian S. Newton, PhD
Diesel, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(2 blocks south of the Rockridge Bart Station)
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Freud had much to say about guilt, conscious and unconscious. Using Freud’s “Criminals from a Sense of Guilt” and “The Exceptions” with illustrations from Woody Allen’s movies, Match Point and Crimes and Misdemeanors, we will see how an unconscious sense of guilt may motivate criminal acts, whereas a conscious sense of guilt may justify them. Two distinctly different responses to guilt will be considered: the need for punishment and the effort to atone.

About the Presenter:

Lee Grossman, MD is a member of the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. He serves on the editorial board of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He practices analysis and psychotherapy in Menlo Park. He is also an exhibiting photographer (




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