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2016 - 2017 Scientific Meetings

Julie Ruskin, PhD, Chair

The Scientific Meeting provides exposure to new and on-going work in psychoanalysis. SFCP members or other prominent psychoanalysts present papers in progress on psychoanalytic theory, clinical work and applied psychoanalysis. All SFCP members, candidates, community members, and mental health professionals are welcome free of charge. The meetings take place on the second Monday of the month.

Monday, September 12, 2016
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Dissociative States, Alter Worlds, and the Vicissitudes of Perception
Presenter: Peter Goldberg, PhD
Discussant: Stephen Purcell, MD
Monday, November 14, 2016
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Visiting Professor Week
The Working Through of Death in Suicidal Psychoses
Presenter: Riccardo Lombardi, MD
Discussant: Maureen Katz, MD
Monday, December 12, 2016
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Clinical Bion
Presenter: Joseph Aguayo, PhD
Discussant: Celeste Schneider, PhD
Monday, January 9, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis
The Concept of Epistemic Trust: Can it Help Integrate Attachment Theory?
Presenter: Peter Fonagy, PhD
Monday, February 13, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Relinquishing our Patients as Sexual Objects: Erotic Countertransference and the Work of Mourning
Presenter: Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD
Discussant: Louis Roussel, PhD
Monday, March 13, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Apres-Coup is Central to Gender and Infantile Sexuality
Presenter: Jonathan House, MD
Discussant: Mitchell Wilson, MD
Monday, April 3, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
(please note date change for Passover)
The Forgiven, the Unforgiven, and the Unforgivable
Presenter: Donald Moss, MD
Discussant: Forrest Hamer, PhD
Monday, May 8, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
The Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture
The Origin and Evolution of Madeleine and Willy Barranger's Thinking: Ongoing Relevance and Future Perspectives for Psychoanalytic Field Theory
Presenter: Beatriz de León de Bernardi, PhD
Discussant: Henry Markman, MD
Sunday, June 11, 2017
11:00am - 01:00pm
(please note date & time change)
The Emanuel Windholz Memorial Lecture
The Disintermediation of Desire
Presenter: Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych
(Dr. Lemma will be presenting her paper remotely; Webcast is NOT available for this event)




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