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    The Treatment of Celebrity Patients

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    8:30 PM

    How does a patient's fame affect the psychotherapist and consequently the course of treatment? What special considerations come up when treating celebrity patients?

    Donations accepted

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


    Based on her study of these treatment situations, Dr. Ellen Mezan will explore the peculiarities of the transference and countertransference situation that typically arise when treating celebrity patients, the way fame may excite conscious and unconscious envy in the analyst, the role of the psychotherapist's financial and narcissistic investment in famous patients, and the analyst’s temptations to deviate from the standard parameters of treatment. Fame may have unconscious representations in the psychotherapist's inner world that may complicate treatment. These phenomena are examined from Freudian, Kleinian, and Kohutian points of view.

    Ellen Mezan is a clinical psychologist, former journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.
    Who should attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists)

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