On the Subject in Child Analysis with Catherine Vanier at Après-Coup

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Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

On the Subject in Child Analysis with Catherine Vanier

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

The newborn child, says Lacan, can either become its parents’ symptom or an “object a” to fill the mother’s lack. Yet, thanks to analysis, a child can emerge as a subject ‘disengaged’ from obligations toward the parental other. Clinical examples will illustrate this passage and the transformation it induces.

Suggested Readings: Lacan: Seminar IV, La relation d’objet, 1956-57; “Notes sur l’enfant” (1983), Autres écrits. Mannoni, Maud: The Child, His ‘Illness,’ and the Others. Vanier, Alain: “D’une dyade à plusieurs, quelques remarques à propos d’un travail avec les mères psychotiques et leur nourrisson,” in Psychologie clinique, no. 12, 2001-02.

Catherine Vanier is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris. She is a member and past president of Espace Analytique. Her books include Comment survivre en famille, the recent Autisme, comment rendre les parents fous? and, in translation (under Mathelin), Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children: The Broken Piano and (under Vanier) Premature Birth. She also works in neonatal intensive care, and as associate researcher at the Research Center for Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society of the University of Paris Diderot–Paris 7, and heads L’École Expérimentale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne, the outpatient hospital for autistic and psychotic children founded by Maud Mannoni.

Attendance fee: $50; for students with ID: $20.
Attendance is free for members of Après-Coup as well as for the
faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts.

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