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2016 - 2017 Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford

Program Title:
High up on bar stools: manic defences and an oblivious object in a late adolescent
Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time:
12:15pm - 01:30pm
Presenter:
Mary Brady, PhD
Chair:
Jeffrey T. Yost, MFT
Location:
Stanford Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
Room 1211
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305
Program Fee:
Free
CME/CE Credits:
1.25 CME/CE Credits available for $ 12.50 (SFCP Members) or $ 15.00

Dr. Brady will discuss four inter-related themes of late adolescence: birth/death throes, oblivious objects, manic defenses and the potential for physical symptoms, sometimes in emergency form. These issues will be elucidated through the psychoanalysis of a late adolescent who was bulimic and binge drinking. Though her symptoms were severe, elements of her dynamics are seen as characteristic of late adolescence. The definitive separation-individuation processes of late adolescence are seen as a final death throe of childhood and birth throe of adulthood. In these death throes, the adolescent can see objects as oblivious. The late adolescent can resort to manic leaps to negotiate passages she feels unready for. Such leaps sometimes take the form of physical symptoms, sometimes in crisis form, as late adolescents separate more definitively than in earlier developmental periods.

Mary Brady, Ph.D., is an adult and child psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco. She is on the Faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.  Her book, The Body in Adolescence: Psychic Isolation and Physical Symptoms was published by Routledge in 2015.  In the book she discusses the experience of psychic isolation as an important and painful element of adolescent development.  She links the experience of psychic isolation, along with other factors, to physical expressions which emerge during this period, including eating disorders, cutting, substance abuse and suicide attempts.  For the past decade she has co-led a consultation group on ‘The Treatment of Adolescents and Young Adults.’

 

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  1. describe the four inter-related themes of late adolescence: birth/dath throes, oblivious objects, manic defenses and the potential for physical symptoms.
  2. discuss the relationship between physical symptoms (sometimes in emergency form) in late adolescent to the definitive separation processes of that period.

 

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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 1.25 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper). The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 02677, on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Jeffrey T. Yost, MFT and Mary Brady, PhD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

 

 

 

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