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    Captivity and Imprisonment in Tehran: Trauma and Adaptation

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    8:00 PM

    An Interview with Joshua Fattal
    with Dr. Richard Gottlieb

    One of the three American “hikers” captured and imprisoned by the Iranian Government, Joshua Fattal was kept in solitary confinement for four months, unable to communicate with anyone but his “interrogators”. He was subsequently held in a cell in the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran for a total of 26 months.

    During this interview Fattal will describe his experiences of being captured and imprisoned and of his life following release. Fattal has much to teach us about trauma, resilience, psychic survival, and about the longer term psychic consequences of extreme experiences and how adapting to these have influenced his sense of personal identity, time, place, psychic continuity, and his understanding of others.

    FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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


    Joshua Fattal is a doctoral candidate in History at New York University and the author (along with Shane Bauer and Sara Shourd) of the 2014 book, A Sliver of Light, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Eamon Dolan. While visiting friends in the Middle East in July 2009 he was captured and imprisoned by the Iranian government until his release on September 21, 2011.

    Richard M. Gottlieb, M.D. is Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a Training and Supervising Analyst of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He serves on the faculties of the New York and Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institutes, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE) Affiliated with New York University, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.



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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 •