September 19, 2017
with Margot Weil, Ph.D.
Our meeting will be devoted to a very moving autobiographical account of the complex consequences of bringing up a premature infant with severe disabilities from birth on. The stresses, multiple traumas including many surgeries, and the impact on a sibling and a mate will be described. To navigate such overwhelming experiences with no hope of complete recovery requires an unusual degree of resilience, patience and courage. The sharing of such experiences may be a valuable example of the resources of the human psyche, and also raise awareness and empathy around an issue that faces many.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium