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Program Title: Freud's "Seduction" Theory – Renaming the Concept
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Presenter: Charles P. Fisher, MD
Moderator: Dorian S. Newton, PhD
Location: East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(2 blocks south of the Rockridge Bart Station)
Program Fee: Free

Charles P. Fisher, MDFreud's "Seduction" Theory must be renamed as a theory of sexual abuse and its consequences. The "memory wars" of the 1990's included claims by Jeffrey Masson that Freud massively denied the reality of sexual abuse and by Frederick Crews that Freud unscrupulously invented or coerced patients' narratives of sexual abuse. A contemporary view of these deeply consequential matters will engage us in a radical view of human sexuality, questions of true and false memory (and whether neuroscience can help us distinguish them), and an inquiry into memory itself.

Charles P. Fisher, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He has a special interest in the dream interpreting practices of the Achuar people, an indigenous group in the Amazon rain forest. He is also interested in the interface of psychoanalysis and neuroscience.