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Psychoanalysis in time of historical catastrophes, war and pandemic. (Francoise Davoine)

  • 18 Dec 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
  • Zoom
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Francoise Davoine, PhD

(Paris, France )

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Psychoanalysis in time of historical catastrophes, war and pandemic.

12 noon-3pm (CST): ZOOM

About the presentation: A recent book was published in France by a historian:  "The unconscious or the oblivion of history". I will contend that  the psychoanalysis of traumas and psychosis deals with history, more precisely with cut out pieces of history, it requests a specific kind of transference which I will describe through clinical vignettes. 

Francoise Davoine, PhD is a writer, psychoanalyst, and a retired faculty member from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris where she lead weekly seminars on "Madness and the Social lnk" for forty years. She also worked for thirty years as an analyst in psychiatric hospitals and offered weekly outdoor consultations. She was a Member of Lacan's Freudian school until his death in 1981. She is a member of the ISPS and the US branch and an Erikson scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.

Learning Objectives 

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Learn about two different paradigms in psychoanalysis.

2. Learn about its link with authors, in time of war and plague, who as Freud says, are our precious allies. 

This is an All Level Presentation


CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

Continuing Education
This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 3.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by December 17, 2022 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

References/Suggested Readings

F. Davoine: Pandemics, Wars, Traumas and Miterature. Routledge 2022.

F. Davoine, JM. Gaudillière. History beyond trauma. Other Press 2004.

Abram Kardiner, My analysis with Freud.

Pat Barker Regeneration Trilogy, featuring  anthropologist, eurologist and psychoanalyst William Rivers during WWI.

Presented by

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.

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