Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis 30th Annual Cape Conference

04 August 2014 09:00 AM till 07 August 2014 12:15 PM

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Event Description


Controversies in Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Issues

 August 4th - 7th

Wellfleet Elementary School, Wellfleet, MA


Conference meets 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM each day

Registration opens at 8:30 AM


¨ Monday, August 4th  – Who’s in the room and how?

à Two person versus one person psychology, and now a third?  Use and abuse of the         countertransference, what do we mean by intersubjective, the “field”?

à Case presentations and discussion

à Objectives:

     1. Compare and contrast two person and one person psychology.

     2. Assess what is meant by abuse of countertransference.

     3. Define what is meant by "intersubjective" and the "field."


¨ Tuesday, August 5th  – What drives us?

à Contemporary motivation theory, does it exist? What comes from within, from without, and a combination of the two? Is the death drive dead?

à Case presentations and discussion

à Objectives:

     1. Define contemporary motivation theory.

     2. Discuss the controversy of motivation theory.

     3. Give examples from the case presentation of what comes from    

         within and what comes from without.



¨ Wednesday, August 6th  Neosexualities: Does Anything Go?

à How do current psychoanalysts think about homosexuality, “transgressive sexualities”, transgender identities? What’s “perversion”, “pathological”, neosexuality”?

à Objectives:

     1. Discuss how current psychoanalysts think about homosexuality.

     2. Discuss how current psychoanalysts think about transgressive

         sexualities and transgender identities.

     3. Discuss what is meant by perversion and pathological neosexuality.


¨ Thursday, August 7th  Are we dead or alive?

à Why the Need to Declare Psychoanalysis Dead? Psychoanalysis itself as controversial. What’s new? Where are we going?

à Objectives:


     1. Discuss psychoanalysis as a controversial issue.

     2. Discuss new concepts in teh field of psychoanalysis.

     3. Discuss the possible future of psychoanalysis.



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04 August 2014

9:00 AM

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Wellfleet Elementary School
100 Lawrence Rd.
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