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  • Robert J. Kabcenell Memorial Lecture in Child Analysis

    Mum’s the Word:
    Are We Becoming Silent on Masturbation?

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    8:15 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (NYPSI), in celebration of the Centenary of its Society, presents Denia Barrett, distinguished child psychoanalyst and President of The Association of Child Psychoanalysis, speaking on the topic “Mum’s the Word: Are We Becoming Silent on Masturbation?” Leon Hoffman will be the Discussant.

    FREE

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


    Denia Barrett appears under the auspices of the 17th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture in honor of the late Dr. Robert Kabcenell, a graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and a beloved member of the Society for twenty-five years.

    Barrett’s research explores the trend in contemporary child analytic technique to avoid addressing material related to masturbation. She invites the reconsideration of the value of timely, tactful exploration of the child’s impulses, fantasies and related conflicts. In general, the analyst’s resistances to open discussion of masturbatory conflicts are discussed along with the limiting effect this may have on the patient feeling fully understood. Barrett addresses clinical examples of analytic work with children from pre-latency through preadolescence, whose symptoms range from neurotic conflict to more severe disturbances. This paper is relevant to the work of all analysts-adult, adolescent and child.
    Denia Barrett is the current President of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis and a founding member of the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools. She served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal Child Analysis: Clinical, Theoretical, and Applied from 1996 to 2010 and is currently on the Editorial Board of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. Mrs. Barrett was on the faculty of The Hanna Perkins Center from 1994 to 2010. The importance of writing about clinical work in order to preserve psychoanalysis and inspire new practitioners is one of her longstanding interests.

    Leon Hoffman, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Child/Adolescent Supervising Analyst at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where he is also Co-Director of The Research Center and Co-Director of The Pacella Parent Child Center. Dr. Hoffman is Co-Chair of the Committee on Research Education of the American Psychoanalytic Association, is on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is Chief Psychiatrist at West End Day School.

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