Freud, Fliess & ‘The Androphilic Current’ with Joel Whitebook at NYPSI

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Scientific Meeting
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:15 – 10:00 PM, Donations accepted
Freud, Fliess & ‘The Androphilic Current’ Joel Whitebook, Ph.D.

Critics of psychoanalysis often take the sheer irrationality of Freud’s relationship to Fliess – with its congresses, massive idealizations, nasal surgeries, idea of male menstruation, cocaine use, numerological pseudo-science and homoerotic passion – as a way of discrediting Freud, and, by implication, discrediting psychoanalysis itself. As a study in sublimation, this paper will try to counter this type of thinking. Its goal is to show that a cultural creation like psychoanalysis does not need to be immaculately created to be valid but can emerge from so-called lowly origins. As an example it will demonstrate how Freud took the image of the amoeba and its pseudopodia, which he discovered while grappling with his intense emotional and sexual feelings for Fleiss, and placed it at the center of his theory of narcissism. He thus took material that was subjective, instinctual, and affect-laden and transformed it into a theory that could claim universal validity.

Dr. Whitebook is a Faculty Member at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is also the Director of Columbia University’s Psychoanalytic Studies Program.

Join us for light refreshments from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

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Information Regarding CE Credit for Psychologists

Educational Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will:
1. learn about the process of sublimation
2. learn about the Freud-Fliess relationship and the origins of psychoanalysis.
3. learn about the epistemological foundations of psychoanalysis.

Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists).

APA-approved CE Credits:
Psychologists: The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored. Credit will be granted to participants who submit a completed evaluation form. It is the responsibility of participants seeking APA-approved CE credits to comply with these requirements.

If you would like CE credit, please sign the attendance form and specify your email address. At the end of the program, you will receive an evaluation form. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, you will receive a PDF via email of your CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: This building is wheelchair accessible.

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information Regarding CME Credit for Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [2] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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