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Aversion to Apologizing  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Melvin R. Lansky, MD, DFAPA


With CE Credit: $20.00

Dr. Melvin R. Lansky discusses the aversion to apologizing based on the anticipation of shame resulting from self-indictment as being weak and as being less than what she or he feels expected to be. The presentation is followed by a discussion of the topic with the audience. Dr. Lansky’s paper is a chapter in Shame: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms, a book edited by Salman Akhtar. Learning Objectives As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to • Understand the extent to which disruption and repair of the patient-analyst bond requires the ability to apologize on the part of both patient and analyst. • Understand impediments to such repair posed by anxieties about appearing weak and by the anticipation of shame at the prospect of self-indictment when one apologizes

Melvin R. Lansky, MD, DFAPA, is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA Medical School. He is the co-author of The Widening Scope of Shame with Andrew P. Morrison, and has authored numerous journal articles, including Shame: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

8 PM – 10 PM • 2 CE Credits

$20 with CE Credit

Free attendance without CE Credit