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  • The Freud Anniversary Lecture

    Freud, the Birthing Body, and Modern Life

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    8:00 PM

    "Freud, the Birthing Body, and Modern Life"
    with Rosemary Balsam, M.D.

    Shelley Orgel, MD will introduce the speaker

    Starting with a closer look at Freud's early astute sense of the psychic impact of the bodily power of females’ biological sex and child-bearing potential, the lecture will show how this appreciation became obscured until about the 1970s. In spite of sporadic subsequent efforts, moreover, the impact of the female body has never been acknowledged in general in psychoanalytic thought (except as an infantile archaic fantasy, or sidelined in a special adult “woman’s” category). Given the new vibrant culture of enacted gender multiplicities that we encounter in the clinic these days, where, then, can this lag leave us with psychoanalytic ideas about natally sexed female or male bodies as they articulate with gender?

    2 CME/CE credits offered

    $15 - General Admission (includes Reception)

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


    Rosemary Balsam, M.D. is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist at the Yale Student Mental Health and Counseling Service; and Training and Supervising Analyst at Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is the author of numerous writings, including Women's Bodies in Psychoanalysis published in 2012 by Routledge.

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