Symbolism and Language with Merle Molofsky and Gerald J. Gargiulo at NPAP

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Upcoming event information from NPAP, an IFPE Organizational member:
The Program Committee of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis invites you to explore

with poets and psychoanalysts, NPAP members Merle Molofsky and Gerald J. Gargiulo

Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:00 pm, NPAP Meeting Room, 40 W 13 Street

The event will be moderated by Ruth Rosenbaum

How do psychoanalysts enhance their resonance and attunement with the analysands’ symbolic world, symbolic process, and metaphoric language?

Molofsky’s and Gargiulo’s core assumption is that human beings have a poetics of mind, manifested in dreams, free associations and in everyday language use. They will read their poetry and draw links between poetic symbolic process and the creative listening embodied in psychoanalysis.

Merle Molofsky, NCPsyA, L.P., a poet and a psychoanalyst in private practice, serves on the faculty of the Training Institute of NPAP, faculty and Advisory Board of Harlem Family Institute, Board of Directors of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE), and on the Editorial Board of The Psychoanalytic Review. She is former Editor of Other/Wise, the on-line psychoanalytic and creative arts journal of IFPE. In 2012, she received a Gradiva Award in Poetry from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP).

Gerald J. Gargiulo, Ph.D., L. P., is one of the founders and a former President of the IFPE. He co-edited Soul On The Couch and authored Psyche, Self and Soul and Broken Fathers/Broken Sons. On the editorial boards of The Psychoanalytic Review, Psychoanalytic Psychology and an associate editor of the book series Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies, Gargiulo is a member of the IPA, The American Psychoanalytic Association, and a Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis. Most recently, his poems were published in Between Hours, a volume edited by Salman Akhtar.

Ruth Rosenbaum, Ph.D., L.P., is a board member of The Psychoanalytic Review, certified biofeedback therapist, and has taught as an adjunct professor in the graduate counseling and clinical psychology department at Columbia University. Her work integrates concepts from psychoanalysis, psi phenomena, neuroscience, Buddhism and quantum physics.

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