The Continuing Education Program Committee of NPAP Presents Pandemics, Wars, Traumas, and Literature: Echoes from the Front Lines Presenter: Gavriel Reisner, PhD, LP Featured
Pandemics, Wars, Traumas, and Literature:
Echoes from the Front Lines
Gavriel Reisner, PhD, LP
Francoise Davoine, PhD
Sunday, December 19, 2021
4pm – 6pm
Live Online via Zoom: Workshop
(Registration is required in order to
receive the zoom link)
YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK
BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
This is the title of a recent book in which Dr. Davoine addresses the relationship between the present pandemic and our psychotherapeutic practice. Working in the context of the Coronavirus, the presenter saw the reactivation of the principles of “forward psychiatry” (psychiatry taking place as the trauma is created). Thomas Salmon, one of the pioneers of proto-PTSD research, interviewed soldiers who had survived injury in WWI right on “the front lines,” talking to them directly in the midst of their affliction. Using similar techniques in relation to Covid patients and their caretakers, examining, for example, the force of analytic techniques such as the uses of transference under extraordinary conditions of stress, she saw the power of “forward psychotherapy” once again. Such principles are rediscovered in catastrophic periods and, indeed, the principles were invoked by the founder of NPAP, Theodore Reik.
Learning Objectives: After attending the presentation, participants will be able to
– Discuss the ways in which working within the very context of traumatic experience bears on psychoanalytic work and the use of specific techniques like the transference.
– Describe “forward psychotherapy,” the working within the traumatic formation of symptoms, to conceptualizations presented in the works of significant psychoanalytic authors like Theodore Reik.
NPAP members and candidates I no cost
Non-members I $40
Other Candidates/Students I $20
Contribution I Optional
Bio: Francoise Davoine, PhD, a psychoanalyst, specializing in psychosis and traumas; Assistant professor and researcher (now retired) at the EHESS in Paris where during 40 years, she led with Jean Max Gaudillière a weekly seminar entitled “Madness and the social link.” She holds Agrégation in classical literature, PhD in sociology. Member of the Ecole Freudienne created by Jacques Lacan, until its dissolution. Member of the ISPS and the US branch. Erikson Scholar of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at Austen Riggs Center. Author: Pandemics, Wars, Traumas and Literature: Echoes from the Front lines (Routledge), Transcription of Jean Max Gaudillière seminars at the EHESS: 1. Madness and the Social Link. 2. The Birth of a Political Self (Routledge), Fighting Melancholia, Don Quixote’s Teaching (Karnac).
2.0 CE contact hours will be granted to participants with documented attendance and complete evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion, a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all participants.
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