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  • Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library

    Meet the Author: Anna Bentinck

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    7:30 PM

    The Friends of the Library are honored to welcome Anna Bentinck, whose new, wide-ranging new biography of Karl Abraham draws on impressive research into his personal life; his important institutional role in the early psychoanalytic movement as the leader of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Society and as a member of the Secret Committee formed after Freud’s split with Jung; and his role in stimulating the theoretical contributions of his notable analysands, among them Karen Horney, Helene Deutsch, Edward Glover and Melanie Klein. The valuable clinical descriptions of the findings and personal history that inspired Abraham’s major theoretical contribution to psychoanalytic theory, the origins of depressive illness in the oral stage of libidinal development, re-introduces psychoanalysts to the creativity of this early psychoanalyst.

    $10 - General Admission

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


    Dr. Bentinck's new book titled Karl Abraham: Life and Work, a Biography (Karnac, December 2015) is the first complete biography of Karl Abraham (1877-1925), a close colleague and friend of Sigmund Freud and one of the most important pioneers of psychoanalysis. The author is making a few copies available for purchase the evening of the event at the price of $47.50. Please contact Dr. Nellie Thompson at nelliet100@aol.com with any questions or to reserve a copy.
    Anna Bentinck van Schoonheten, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Amsterdam. She is a member of the Dutch Psychoanalytic Group, the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society and the IPA, and President of the Board of the Dutch Journal of Psychoanalysis. She specializes in the early history of psychoanalysis, with a special focus on Freud and the secret committee. She has conducted extensive research on Karl Abraham and the role of the secret committee in the development of psychoanalytic theory.

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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 •