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    Discussion of On Freud’s “Femininity”

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    9:00 AM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library present a discussion with five of the international contributing authors of the landmark publication On Freud’s “Femininity” (Karnac, 2010).

    Panel participants include:
    Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD (New York)
    Emilce Dio Bleichmar, MD (Madrid)
    Leticia Glocer Fiorini, MD (Buenos Aires)
    Mary Kay O’Neil, PhD (Montreal)
    Barbara Rocah, MD (Chicago)

    Dr. Francis Baudry will moderate.

    A book signing will follow.

    Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the general public are also welcome.

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

    On Freud’s “Femininity” (Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose and Leticia Glocer Fiorini, editors) assembles a group of international, contemporary psychoanalytic authors dedicated to studies on women and the feminine with the objective of displaying points of concordance and discordance in relation to Freudian proposals.

    Discourse on women has changed greatly since Freud’s time. It coincides with deep changes experienced by women and the feminine position, at least in most of the Western world. It is common knowledge that contraceptives, assisted fertilization, advances in women’s rights, evidently growing sublimation capacities, and demonstrations of professional success have changed ideas regarding an eternal and immutable feminine nature. The authors contributing to On Freud’s “Femininity” are interested in illuminating ways in which these changes have or have not influenced psychoanalytic debate in relation to the feminine. This implies renewing the question of what is authentically feminine and whether there is any essential truth concerning the feminine.

    Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose is a member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. She is a member of CAPS (Center for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis). She is the founder and former Chairperson of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute’s Colloquium with Visiting Authors, where psychoanalysts from all over the world, with different perspectives in psychoanalysis, presented their points of view. She served for several years as the Foreign Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis and is at present a member of the Committee for Foreign Book Reviews for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is in private practice and conducts private seminars and supervisions. Her published works include: “To Mother or Not to Mother: Abortion and its Challenges” (1992); “Discovering One’s Own Responsibility in a Judgmental System”(1996); "The Headless Woman: Scheherazade's Syndrome” (1994). “The First Interview: From Psychopathology to Psychoexistential Diagnosis” (1997); “The Internal Interlocutor" (2002); “Malignant Passionate Attachments” (2004); and “Implicit Theories of the Psychoanalyst about Femininity” (2009). She has been the guest lecturer at many national and international institutions, presenting on topics including: “Expanding Worlds: Women's Development after Forty-Five" (1995); “Working Through” (2007); “Coupledom,” “A Case of Inhibition of Creativity,” and “Winnicott’s1968 Visit to the New York Psychoanalytic Institute” (2008); “The Synergizing Effect of Individual and Couple Therapy” (2009); “The Perilous Road to Hope” (2010).

    Emilce Dio Bleichmar is a full member of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association; Director of and Professor in the postgraduate course: πClinic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Child and His/Her Family,” ELIPSIS, teaching institution of Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid; Vice-President of the Forum Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Society in Madrid, founded by her together with Hugo Bleichmar in 1995. She is also editorial reader of the Journal International Ferrum of Psychoanalysis (Sweden); and Member of the International Attachment-Network (IAN). She is the author of the “Fears and Phobias: Genesis Conditions on Infancy” (1982); “The Spontaneous Feminism of the Hysteria” (1985) which received the Clara Campoamor Award Essay, Women Institute, Madrid; “Depression in Women” (1991); “Feminine Sexuality: From Child to Woman” (1998); “Gender, Psychoanalysis, Subjectivity” (1996) (edited with Mabel Burin); “Manual of Psychotherapy of the Relation between Parent and Children” (2005).

    Mary Kay O’Neil is a Supervising and Training Analyst of the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis (CIP) and is in private practice as a psychoanalyst and psychologist in Montreal. Currently, she is Director of the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis and secretary/treasurer of the CIP. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, where she was on the staff at the University of Toronto Psychiatric Service and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is author of The Unsung Psychoanalyst: The Quiet Influence of Ruth Easser. Her research and publications include articles on depression and young adult development, emotional needs of sole-support mothers, post-analytic contacts, and psychoanalytic ethics. She has served on psychoanalytic ethics committees at local, national, and international levels, on the IPA finance committee, and as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Canadian Journal ofPsychoanalysis, and is on the North American Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

    Barbara S. Rocah is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Geographic Rule Supervising Analyst at the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute, and Past President of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society. She has taught many courses and workshops, including “Freud’s Clinical Theory, Advanced Freud Studies” and “The Psychology of Women: Current and Historical Views.” Her numerous publications and presentations include “The Impact of the Analyst’s Pregnancy on a Vulnerable Child: A Case Presentation with Discussion by Miss Anna Freud” (2009); “Links Between the Personal and the Theoretical: Some Insights from Freud’s Self-analysis that Influenced Later Conceptualizations” (presentation, Prague, 2006); “The Language of Flowers’s: Adolescent Language of Love, Lust, and Longing” (2002); “Personal Reflections on the Continuing Significance of Infantile Sexuality to Pathogenesis (presentation to the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1987).

    Leticia Glocer Fiorini is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. She was previously Chair of the Publications Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association as well as Chair of the Publications Committee of the Psychoanalytic Argentine Association. She has been awarded the Celes Cárcamo Prize for her paper: “The Feminine Position: A Heterogeneous Construction” (APA, 1994). She is also the author of Lo femenino y el pensamiento complejo (2001), published in English as Deconstructing the Feminine: Psychoanalysis, Gender and Theories of Complexity (2007); co-editor of On Freud’s Mourning and Melancholia (2007) and of The Experience of Time (2009). She was General Editor of the Contemporary Freud Series (2005-2011), published by the IPA Publications Committee. She is currently a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires.

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