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    Winnicott’s Gender Madness

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    8:00 PM

    "Winnicott’s Gender Madness" with Adrienne Harris, Ph.D.

    This presentation begins with an examination of a vignette which appears briefly in Playing and Reality. Winnicott is treating a middle aged man in analysis and one day, unexpectedly says to the patient, ‘I hear a girl, I know there is a man on the couch but I hear a girl.’ The patient startled says to Winnicott that if he know about the girl, he would think the patient was ‘mad.’ Winnicott answers that it is he that is ‘mad.’

    Dr. Harris will explore the meaning for Winnicott of this kind of madness, its connection to fear of breakdown and early relatedness. She will also explore questions of gender development, gender, sexuality and subjectivity, linking Winnicott’s work here to the ideas of Laplanche, Loewald and others.

    FREE. All are welcome.

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


    Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty and is a supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. In 2009, She, Lewis Aron, and Jeremy Safron established the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School University. With Lewis Aron she edits the Relational Book Series which has published over 60 volumes.

    She published Rocking the Ship of State: Women and Peace Politics in 1985; Gender as Soft Assembly in 2005; she edited, with Muriel Dimen Storms in Her Head (on women and hysteria); with Lewis Aron, The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi, with Steven Botticelli First Do No Harm: Psychoanalysis, Warmaking and Resistance, 2010, and in 2015 with Steven Kuchuck, The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor.

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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 •