SIPP Spring 2012 Conference
God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self
Saturday, March 10, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Rexcorp, 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY 11747
Sue Grand, Ph.D., author of The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude and The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective
Discussants: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP & Jeff Wells, M.Div.
Dr. Grand’s fascinating paper presents her work with a migrant worker who struggles out of poverty to become a physician and caretaker. Unknown to himself as a human subject, his life is a devotion to the needy other. His own health is compromised and his sacrificial practices draw him close to near-death. Analysis of his masochism fails. To save his life, the dyad must examine his Christian convictions of passion, devotion, and sacrifice. These values collide with the analyst’s philosophical/metaphysical system, derived from relational analytic theory, her own reform Jewish ethos, and atheistic beliefs. Can patient and analyst meet — and save his life?
Please join Dr. Grand, her discussants, and the entire SIPP community as we explore this compelling intersection of psychoanalysis, religion, and social justice in the consulting room.
For further information and to register, go to http://www.suffolkinstitute.org/events.html#SpringConference