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    Book Launch for
    Donald Winnicott Today

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    7:30 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library present a book launch and discussion of Donald Winnicott Today. This event is part of a program which also includes a clinical discussion of Winnicott’s theory on November 13.

    Editor Jan Abram and contributors Dodi Goldman, Lisa Farley, and Nellie Thompson will participate in a roundtable discussion.

    A book signing will follow.

    $ 10 Donation

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    This new book includes re-publications of selected Winnicott papers to set the scene for the themes and explorations in subsequent chapters. Donald Winnicott Today examines how Winnicott expanded Freud’s work, and how his discourse with Melanie Klein sharpened his thought and clinical innovations.

    Drawing on her own extensive knowledge of Winnicott and the expertise of the distinguished contributors, editor Jan Abram shows us how Winnicott’s contribution constitutes a major psychoanalytic advance to the concept of subjectivity.

    Jan Abram is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and also holds honorary positions in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London.

    Between 1989 and 2000 Jan Abram worked for the Squiggle Foundation (an organization dedicated to the dissemination of Donald Winnicott’s work) as a teacher/lecturer and she served a four year term as director (1996–2000). During this time she published her first book—Psychotherapy Trainings: A Guide‚ (1992). Emerging out of the many courses and workshops she convened on the work of Winnicott, in the UK and abroad, she published her second book The Language of Winnicott: A Dictionary of Winnicott’s Use of Wordsi(1996). This book was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of the Year in 1997 by Choice Magazine. The second edition of The Language of Winnicott was published in 2007.

    Abram is a member of the “Paris Group”—the Working Party for the Specificity of Psychoanalysis Today—of the European Psychoanalytic Federation. Her current research, linked with the Paris Group, involves a continuation of the themes related to psychic survival in clinical psychoanalysis associated with critiques and versions of the death instinct stemming from Freud’s later work, and its comparison with Winnicott’s theories of aggression and primary psychic creativity. She is most recently the editor of Donald Winnicott Today (Routledge, 2012).

    Lisa Farley is Assistant Professor of Education at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research investigates the implications of psychoanalytic thought for thinking about theories of childhood history and education. She is the author of “‘Operation Pied Piper’: A Psychoanalytic Narrative of Authority in a Time of War.”

    Dodi Goldman is a Training and Supervising Analyst and on the faculty of the William Alanson White Institute. He is the author of In Search of the Real: The Origins and Originality of D.W. Winnicott. He serves on the International Board of the Israel Winnicott Center and is in private practice in New York.

    Nellie Thompson is an historian and Member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Thompson is also the Curator of the Abraham A. Brill Library’s Archives and Special Collections at NYPSI. Her recent publications include: Ernst Kris: The Objects of Memory (2011) and The Transformation of Psychoanalysis in America: Émigré Analysts and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, 1935-1961 (2012).





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