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Malignant Passionate Attachments: Unbearable Separations 

Presenter: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, Visiting Scholar 

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 5:30-7:00 PM

NPAP 40 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, Buzzer
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Handicap accessible facility

Clinical Programs
Alice Entin, MSW, LCSW, Chair
Live In-Person lecture, workshop, discussion
Total: 1.5 Contact hours

This presentation, by an illuminating, internationally known psychoanalyst, encapsulates a foray into love, passion, and its blind alleys. How does passion become lethal and stifling, so that attachment dominates the psyche and fatally entraps it.  At such times, separation and growth are no longer attainable and self-disintegration occurs. What psychoanalytic understanding can unlock such misery? The presenter postulates that “retrieving the original pathogenic experience, translating it into a narrative form liberates patients from their frozen passionate relationships.” Clinical material will elucidate the theory.

After attending the presentation participants will be able to
– Describe how therapy addresses patients with lethal attachments to love and passion.
– Identify how self-disintegration occurs for patients with such strong attachment needs for love and passion.

Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD  Graduate of Universite de Buenos Aires. Member, New York Psychoanalytic Institute; Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine; Center for Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Guest lecturer at American and International Institutes. Editor, On Freud's Femininity. Author of many articles on identity, creativity, hope, transmission of trauma, women’s development, femininity, couples, and gender issues. Private practice, New York, NY.