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Fridays @CCP: With which Catastrophe, and in What Way, Do we Intervene? Psychoanalytic thoughts on the first quarter of this century. (Elizabeth Corpt, MSW, LICSW)

  • 22 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • Zoom
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Fridays @CCP

Elizabeth Corpt, MSW, LICSW

(Arlington, MA)

Friday, March 22, 2024

With which Catastrophe, and in What Way, Do we Intervene? Psychoanalytic thoughts on the first quarter of this century.

7-9pm: (CST): ZOOM Presentation & Discussion

About the presentation: As we near the end of the first quarter of this century, what are we facing, as psychoanalysts, as citizens, and as human beings? We are used to intervening with a lone patient, or maybe, two, if we happen to work with couples, in the quiet of the consulting rooms. Perhaps, for some of us, at least some of the time, screens have replaced bodies in offices. Outside of these private spaces, children, people of color, and others deemed unacceptable, are terrified and or murdered as millions of displaced human beings roam the earth seeking shelter and safety. Sea levels are rising, as is the threat of fascism. Can we rely on deep work to do enough, soon enough, to make for better human beings, and a safer world? Do our theories have more to offer? We can not do it all. How do we ethically determine our best impact and match it to who we are, individually and collectively?

Elizabeth Corpt is Past-President, Supervising Analyst, Faculty Member, and Board Member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She spent 20 years as Teaching Associate and Clinical Supervisor at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance Program for Psychotherapy.  Currently the Co-Chief Editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, she has written, published, and presented on topics such as clinical generosity, the impact of social class on the forming of an analytic identity, and relational ethics. She maintains a private practice in Arlington, MA.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to describe catastrophes facing psychoanalysis.

2. Participants will be able to explain the importance of matching impact to    catastrophe.

This is an Intermediate Level Presentation


CCP members: free with annual $195 membership, payable at registration.

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

Fellows: free with annual $175 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 2.0 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 March 21, 2024 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

References/Suggested Readings

Corpt, E. (2023) Ethical Labor: A step toward reparations within psychoanalysis. In D. Goodman, M. Manilli (Eds.). Meaningless suffering: Traumatic marginalization. New York, NY: Routledge (in press).

Corpt, E. (2015) Ethical labor: The ground between experience near and experience distant: Discussion of Cushman's Two worlds or one. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context,15 (3), 227-229.

Cushman, P. (2015). Two worlds or one? Politics inside and outside the consulting room. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 15 (3), 218-226.

Friedman, A., Nakash, O., (2023). Repetition compulsion and sociopolitical trauma: A neoliberal artifact. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 33(2), 200-213.

Holmes, D.E (2016). Culturally imposed trauma: The sleeping dog has awakened. Will psychoanalysis take heed? Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26 (6) 641-654.

Presented by

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Toula Kourliouros Kalven, Alan Levy, PhD, Zak Mucha, LCSW

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