Masculinity, femininity and adolescence in today's psychoanalytic clinic (Pre-registration has closed) | View Full Calendar
Presented by Willy APOLLON, Danielle BERGERON and Lucie CANTIN
Presented in collaboration with the California Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec, with the participation of the American Lacanian Forum
Anglo-American object relations theories have emphasized subject-object distinctions and the constitution of the whole object for a successful passage through adolescence. But there are other perspectives regarding the stakes and contours of adolescence.
The thinking of the psychoanalysts Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron and Lucie Cantin, from the post-Lacanian Freudian School of Quebec (EFQ), starts from the premise that the Oedipus complex does not (and cannot, for structural reasons) operate past childhood. Thus adolescence as the place where things need to be worked out is emphasized both theoretically and in the work of the clinic. During adolescence, the free drives (which cannot be bound within any culture) re-emerge. While the parents could stand up for the child, the adolescent has to find his or her own solutions for this experience (“death of the father”).
This conference is a rare opportunity for all of us to gain exposure to a unique way of thinking about questions of adolescence in the psychoanalytic clinic. In close collaboration with the GIFRIC (Interdisciplinary Freudian Group for Research and for Clinical and Cultural Interventions), analysts from the EFQ have been working with psychotic young adults for over thirty years. The richness of their clinical experience has led to a revitalization of the Freudian practice through the trajectory laid out by Jacques Lacan. Their concepts of masculinity and femininity serve as a framework for the challenges that confront all adolescents today.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 Apollon, Bergeron and Cantin present a post-Lacanian model to approach the many crises of adolescence. Drawing on 35 years of psychoanalytic work with young psychotic adults, the presenters develop the concepts of masculinity and femininity as a framework for thinking about challenges that today’s adolescents confront when entering adulthood.
As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Explain the role of fantasies for a successful passage through adolescence, and how these are evident in the clinic population
• Apply the concepts of masculinity and femininity, beyond issues of identity formation, in their clinical work with adults
Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2017 Associates of the EFQ present clinical vignettes as a basis for the analysts to work through the conference theme. Each day includes an additional 1½ hours of teachings in the afternoon.
Learning Objectives As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Utilize the understanding, gained through the observation of and participation in the supervision of clinical cases presented in the seminar, of the masculine (in both men and women) as that part which takes responsibility for the “beyond language” in their clinical work with patients
• Utilize the understanding, gained through the observation of and participation in the supervision of clinical cases presented in the seminar, of the feminine (in both men and women) as that part which cannot be addressed to another in their clinical work with patients
• Describe how to work with the “phallic ideals” that attempt to regulate the excess of free drives (not bound by culture) and reaffirm the coupling of the Symbolic and the Real in the clinic • Describe how to work with the supplementary strategies that deal with the fractures that emerge in the colonization of the Real by the Symbolic in the clinic
Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron and Lucie Cantin, psychoanalysts of the EFQ and the GIFRIC (Interdisciplinary Freudian Group for Research and for Clinical and Cultural Interventions), are co-authors of Traiter la psychose (1990), of La Cure analytique du psychotique: enjeux et strategies (2008), and of Un avenir pour le psychotique – Le dispositif du traitement psychanalytique (2013), published by GIFRIC, and of After Lacan: Clinical Practice and the Subject of the Unconscious (2002), at Suny University Press. They have also widely published on a variety of topics, including psychosis, the formation of analysts, the psychoanalytic clinic, perversion, aesthetics, family, and the analysis of cultural, social and political practices (W. Apollon); on psychoanalytic treatment of psychosis and neuroses, ethical questions and their impacts on humanity, the analyst facing aesthetics, and the Thing, femininity, science and psychoanalysis (D. Bergeron); on psychoanalytic treatment of psychosis, the clinic of neurosis, on mysticism, femininity, masculinity and perversion (L. Cantin).
Program coordinators: Bettina Soestwohner, Ph.D., Michael Nee, LMFT, and Apurva Shah, M.D.
Three-Day All Conference Participation Pre-registration: $275 Student rate: $90
Maximum CE credits for all Conference participation: 14 CE Credits
Includes Continental Breakfast: 9:00-9:30 AM on Friday and Saturday and a closing reception on Saturday
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8 PM-10 PM • 2 CE Credits $20 with CE Credits • Free attendance without CE Credits
Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM with lunch break
6 CE/CME Credits each day Registration $145 per day • student rate $50 per day paid at the door
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