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  • A Class on Freud’s “Rat Man” Case

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    8:00 PM

    The Committee of the Charles Brenner Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychoanalysis offers a class on Freud’s “Rat Man” Case “Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional neurosis” SE X:151-249 (1909) taught by its 2013 awardee Richard M. Gottlieb, M.D.

    Dr. Gottlieb will review Freud’s monumental case, present a brief lecture, some new insights into the case, and discuss it with those attending.

    NYPSI Boardroom (4th Floor)
    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)


    Freud analyzed Ernst Lanzer (the “Rat Man”) for several months beginning in October, 1907. His write-up of the case remains to this day the most exhaustive, penetrating, and subtle discussion of obsessional phenomena ever undertaken. At the same time it established a model for the presentation of a complex psychoanalytic case history. On top of that, it is a gripping page turner crafted by a literary master about a young man torn apart by his great loves and great hatreds. Despite having been combed over by generations of analysts and more recently by literary scholars, it has proven inexhaustible, ever affording opportunities for new insights.
    Richard Gottlieb, M.D. is a Faculty Member, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI) where he has long taught the courses on Freud’s case histories. He is Associate Editor for Clinical Studies of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA); Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Training and Supervising Analyst, American Psychoanalytic Association; and he is the founding President of Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the recipient of NYPSI’s Heinz Hartmann Award, the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award of APsaA, the Journal Prize of JAPA, and most recently NYPSI's Brenner Teaching Award.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •