This seminar proposes to think psychoanalytically about symptoms of hate such as racism, discrimination and exclusion. After the Covid-19 pandemic and the growing awareness of violent discrimination, structural racism, and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, it seems that no analyst can be immune to the cultural context in which they work. It seems unavoidable to take a position.
In her presentation, guest discussant, Patricia Gherovici, will address questions such as: How is the current socio-political context affecting our patients and how do we work with this in clinical practice? How might the analyst's biases impede the treatment? How does that affect the ideal of neutrality? Is it enough to be aware of our unconscious racism and prejudices like heterosexism or gender normativity? How can we help psychoanalysis to develop and thrive in our currently conflicted situation?
There will a group discussion after the speaker's presentation and seminar participants are invited to contribute and join in.
Registration Fee: €25 eu. Those with difficulty with the fee can write to firstname.lastname@example.org Registrants will be sent a zoom link shortly before the seminar begins.
2 CPD points will be awarded by APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland).
Patricia Gherovici (PhD) is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania (PSYS), Honorary Member at IPTAR the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City, and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference (Routledge: 2017). She has published two edited volumes (both with Manya Steinkoler) Lacan On Madness: Madness Yes You Can't ( Routledge: 2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press: 2016). Most recently, she published a collection (with Chris Christian) Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious (Routledge: 2019.) She is completing (with Manya Steinkoler) Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Sexualities: From Feminism to Trans (Cambridge University Press: forthcoming Spring 2021).
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