God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self – May 11, 2012

God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self

The Suffolk Institute For Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

PRESENTS

God at an Analytic Impasse:
Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self

Co-sponsored by:

The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis

and

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

Guest Speaker:
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 many colleagues as we explore this compelling intersection of psychoanalysis, religion, and social justice in the consulting room.

For further information and to register, go to WWW.NYSPA.ORG or call NYSPA central office at: (800) 732-3933.

CE credits offered.

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