december, 2019

08dec7:00 pm9:00 pm"What Does Woman Want?"


Event Details

The Continuing Education and the
Ad Hoc Committees 
of NPAP Present

What Does Woman Want?:
Pioneer Female Analysts Who Challenged Freud’s Vision of The Feminine
A Dramatic Reading and Discussion

Elliot Adler, Louise DeCosta (Creative Director/Author), Lauren Friedman,
Sarah Berry-Tschinkel (Author), Susan Taft Quinn (Lead Author)

Sunday, December 8th 
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Baruch Performing Arts Center
Engleman Recital Hall
55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Register Here!

The play was inspired by the Freud London Museum exhibit: So This Is The Strong Sex: Early Women Psychoanalysts. This dramatic reading illuminates the lives and struggles of the female psychoanalysts who were closest to Freud: Sabina Spielrein, Anna Freud, Lou Andreas Salomé, Maria Bonaparte, and the story of their unique relationships with Freud. These pioneer female psychoanalysts challenged Sigmund Freud’s stereotypical ideas of the feminine, grounded in the 19th/early 20th century patriarchal social order. The contrast between gender relations today and gender relations in Freud’s time point to varying socio-cultural attitudes and psychoanalytic treatment principles over time.

Learning ObjectivesAfter attending the presentation, participants will be able to
– Explain the dynamic between intra-psychic and cultural misogyny revealed in the unique relationships between Sigmund Freud and these four early women disciples.
– Describe different ways in which gender stereotypes were constricting for these women; the challenge

Open to
NPAP members  I $70.00
Candidates  I $50.00
Non-members I $85.00
Special Fundraising Friends (SFF) I $100.00

2 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.


The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, is recognized by the New York State Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0139.

The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0010.


(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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