NYSPA’s Division of Psychoanalysis: God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self (5.11.12)

New York State Psychological Association
The Suffolk Institute For Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Presents:God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self
May 11th 2012

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, #914/912
New York, NY 10012


This event is Co-sponsored by:
The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and
The Division of Psychoanalysis of The New York State Psychological Association

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

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.

$ 50.00 NYSPA Pyschoananlysis Division, SIPP, and NYU Post Doc Member
$ 70.00 Others
$ 20.00 Students
*CE Credits available through SIPP



The 75th Annual Convention will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY June 8 – 10, 2012. The event will boast an appropriate theme for the weekend “Art and Psychology” – Saratoga is an arts community and will host the 6th Annual Saratoga Arts Fest the same weekend. Convention attendees and their guests will enjoy special discounts to the Arts Fest activities. Bring the whole family for a weekend of education, arts and fun! Discounted Arts Fest tickets available with convention registration. Arts Fest tickets sell out fast! Sign up today!

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