God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self
The Suffolk Institute For Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
God at an Analytic Impasse:
Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self
The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis
The Division of Psychoanalysis of
The New York State Psychological Association
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Registration and light meal from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, #914/912
New York, NY 10012
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
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 many colleagues as we explore this compelling intersection of psychoanalysis, religion, and social justice in the consulting room.
CE credits offered.