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Neruda  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Albert Morell, Ph.D. & Luis Nagy Ph.D. (PREREGISTRATION HAS CLOSED)


Starts at 7:30 pm

Neruda is a biographical tour-de-force in which a fictive police inspector, an invention of the protagonist's imagination, is intent on pursuing and capturing the elusive and subversive poet. One may stereotypically view the inspector as a persecuting superego, but it’s interesting to see him also as a metaphor for the psychoanalyst’s often feral pathologization of the artist, with all that implies.

Learning Objectives

·        Recognize the nature of the intrapsychic split in the artistic Subject, who invariably stands outside and against social and cultural mores, what Lacan calls the Symbolic Order, subject to the Law

·        Assess the effects of the conflict this split engenders, without assuming a psychosis. Understand how this split is, one way or another, endemic to the human condition, and be able to relate how it is the substrate of the clinical field

·        Delineate how the territorial conflict between artist and analyst arises from the fundamental fact that each opens the unconscious using diametrically opposed methods

Albert Morell, Ph.D., is a Lacanian clinical and research analyst in private and institutional practice. He is a former university lecturer in literature, philosophy and film studies, as well as a former screenwriter. He is co-editor of The Los Angeles Psychologist, and is founder and delegate of the California Forum of the Internationale des Forums École de Psychoanalyse des Forums du Champ Lacanien (IF-EPFCL),based in Paris, France.


Luis Nagy Ph.D., is psychoanalyst who practices in Mexico City and Alhambra, California.  He is a Training & Supervising Analyst with Sociedad Psicoanalitica de Mexico and an Associate Member of NCP.  With a special interest in films and communication, he is an Editorial Board Member of the IPA website; he is Spanish Editor of International Psychoanalysis Net.  Additionally, he is Full Professor at the Institute of Post-degree Studies in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 




IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 2.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.



REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.