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    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
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    Fridays@CCP February 26, 2021 

    Claude Barbre, M.S., M.Div., Ph.D., L.P.

    Doppelgangers in the Mirror: Identifications with the Oppressor and Traumatic Psychosocial Inductions

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM Presentation and discussion

    *** A recording will NOT be available for this session. ***

     

    About the presentation:  In The Confusion of Tongues (1933), Sandor Ferenczi describes a parent-child experience where seduction and trauma predominate due to the narcissistic adult’s misinterpretation of the child’s natural need of affection, tenderness, and relatedness— a childist and destructive misinterpretation which is the adult’s own disturbed projection onto the child. Ferenczi argues that the overwhelmed child defends against the trauma by identification and introjection of the aggressor. Such identifications may lead to both dissociation from and reenactment of the aggressor’s power in order to defend against the terrible feelings and embodied memories of victimization and helpless subordination. Drawing from Ferenczi, in this presentation we will explore how identifications with the aggressor and oppressor in response to psychosocial traumatic inductions can function as individual and collective forces, driving traumatic reenactments through cycles of cultural and relational repetitions. With a social-psychoanalytic lens, we will examine how the identification with the oppressor recreates intergenerational traumas reflective of the victim-victimizer tangle in subsequent reenactments. In doing so, we will explore the daimonic nature of intergenerational transmissions of trauma with a particular reevaluation of how trauma defenses—in particular, identifications with the aggressor/oppressor-- inhabit the individual psyche and cultural discourse. As Augustine noted, “The dead are invisible, but not absent.” We will see that traumatic events that are denied validity and symbolization become ghostly hauntings—what psychoanalysts describe as “trauma trails” (Atkinson, 2009), or “preservative repression” and “encrypted secrets” (Abraham and Torok, 1994) that can deeply influence transgenerational family and social systems, especially in regard to shame, guilt, disavowal, and prejudice. What is left unresolved in history finds its way into our present dwelling as traumatic hauntings, or “daimon genealogies,” and lead to trauma “weathering” and “whataboutery”- terms used to define how trauma can dominate political and social identifications. These dynamics can be seen in white racial induction and racial “othering.” Clinical examples will be given, and how cycles of trauma reenactments can be diminished and understood will be discussed and explored. For Ferenczi the eventual reemergence of past traumas are unavoidable in therapy situations, and we will see that such traumatic re-emergences function on a collective and societal level, creating complex links to the realms of unacknowledged individual and cultural reenactments.

    Claude Barbre, M.S., M.Div., Ph.D., L.P.is Distinguished Full Professor, Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Department, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Barbre is Course Lead Coordinator of the Psychodynamic Orientation at The Chicago School, a faculty member of the Child and Adolescent Area of Study, and lead faculty in the Psychology and Spirituality Studies. He has counseled adults, children, and families for over 35 years, and served for 12 years as Executive Director of The Harlem Family Institute, a New York City school-based, psychoanalytic training program, working with children and families in high-needs neighborhoods. An associate editor of the Journal of Religion and Health: Psychology, Spirituality, and Medicine (Springer Press) for 15 years, his edited books include: with Esther Menaker, The Freedom to Inquire (Jason Aronson, 1995), and Separation Will, and Creativity: The Wisdom of Otto Rank (Aronson, 1996); with Alan Roland, and Barry Ulanov, Creative Dissent: Psychoanalysis in Evolution (ABC-Clio Press, 2003); and with Marcella Weiner and Paul C. Cooper, Psychotherapy and Religion: Many Paths, One Journey (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). In addition, he is a William B. Given Jr. Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, and a Daniel Day Williams Fellow in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Author of prize-winning articles, books, and poetry, Dr. Barbre is an eight-time nominee and five-time recipient of the international Gradiva Award, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) for “outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis and the arts.” He is also the recipient of the 2017 Ted Rubenstein Inspired Teaching Award, and the 2018 Distinguished International Research and Scholarship Award, presented by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Barbre is currently a Board Member and Training Supervisor at The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP), and is in private practice in Chicago IL.

    Learning objectives:

    1. In this presentation we will learn about the nature of trauma defenses, drawing from Ferenczi’s writing on the “identification with the aggressor” in order to explore psychosocial traumatic inductions in the individual.
    2. In this presentation we will describe how the identification with the aggressor can also function on a collective level in response to cultural trauma and social reenactments, especially in regard to issues found in identifications with the oppressor, and how these intergenerational transmissions create victim-victimizer cycles of suffering.
    3. In this presentation we will examine the effects of intergenerational trauma on collective identifications and beliefs, especially in terms of “daimon genealogies” and collective hauntings found in the anatomies of generational prejudice and social identities. 

    This is a beginning and intermediate  level presentation.

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration. Students:free with annual $125 membership, payable at registration.Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.Non-CCP members, single admission: $50Student non-members, single admission: $15

    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 should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by February 25, 2021 at tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Reading

    Wilkerson, I. (2020). Caste: The origins of our discontents. New York: Random House.

    Ferenczi, S. (1933). Confusion of tongues between adults and children: The language of tenderness and passion. In Final contributions to the problem and methods of psychoanalysis (pp. 156-167). London: Hogarth Press (1955).

    Frosh, S. (2013). Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and ghostly transmissions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    O’Loughlin, M. and Charles, M. (2015). Fragments of trauma and the social production of suffering. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

    Schutzenberger, A.A. (1998). The ancestor syndrome: Transgenerational psychology and the hidden links in the family tree. London and New York: Routledge Books.

    Thandeka (1999). Learning to be white. New York: Continuum Press.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Adina Bayuk Keesom, PsyD

    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.


    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Peter Shabad, Phd

    (Chicago, Il)

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Divided against Oneself: Shame, Inhibition and Life’s Aftermath

    7-9pm:  via ZOOM









    • 9 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Fridays@CCP April 9, 2021 

    Stephen Anen, PhD
    (New Orleans, LA)

    Narcissistic States of White Privilege and the Constructive Role of Shame


    6-9pm (CST): ZOOM Presentation and discussion

     

    About the presentation:  By capturing how alterations and limitations in awareness create a sense of narcissistic wholeness, a psychoanalytic conceptualization of privilege can be constructed. Paradoxically, these states of being render the individual incomplete, unaware of certain dissociated aspects of identity. Experiences of white privilege in America involve this self-conserving, yet narcissistically fragile system of reflection. To challenge and repair the limitations that occur within white privileged subjectivity (“going on privileged”), shame represents a radioactive affect that can both interfere with and facilitate its recognition. Drawing upon the works of Watkins (2018), Jacobs (2016), Grand (2018) and Harris (2020), this presentation aims to consider how checking privilege is a process that can be supported through harnessing the constructive and creative elements of shame.

    Presenter

    Stephen Anen, PhD is an independent practitioner in New Orleans. His doctoral training in clinical psychology occurred at the Graduate Center-City University of New York. He is Adjunct Clinical Faculty  at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Outreach Chair at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center (NOBPC). Dr. Anen also serves as the Program Chair of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (SPPP; Division 39) of the American Psychological Association.


    Discussants

    Dorothy Evans Holmes, PhD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas and IPTAR, Professor and PsyD Program Director m Emerita, George Washington University, and member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak.  Her psychoanalytic scholarship on race and gender has been highly acclaimed and recognized in numerous career honors including two APA Division 39 awards – a career achievement award for the study of diversity, and an award for psychoanalytic understanding of women.  Currently, she is interrogating and theorizing “whiteness”.  Recent publications include: (2019).  Our country ‘tis of we and them: psychoanalytic perspectives on our fractured American identity. American Imago. 76:359-379, and (2020). Feminism revisited: A rejoinder to Arlene Kramer Richards’ examination of the impact of feminism on psychoanalysis.  International Journal of Controversial Discussions. 3:91-96. 

    Kirkland C. Vaughans, PhD is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and co-editor  of the Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. Dr. Vaughans is a Senior Adjunct Professor at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; a clinical supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and visiting faculty at the Institute form Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR).

    Learning objectives:

    1. Describe how privileged subjectivity involves alteration in subjective and objective awareness.
    2. Analyze how narcissistic dynamics affect white racial identity
    3. Summarize how shame can play a role in integrating dissociated states of consciousness.

    This is an intermediate  level presentation

    Fees

    OPEN FREE to all.  CEUs  only to CCP members. CEUs for 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 should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by April 8, 2021 at tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Reading

    Anen, S. J.  (2020).  Narcissistic states of Privilege.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 37, 249-256. Holmes, D. E.  (2019).  Our country ‘tis of We and Them: Psychoanalytic perspectives on our fractured American identity.  American Imago, 76, 359-379.Watkins, M.  (2018).  The social and political life of shame: The U.S. 2016 Presidential Election.  Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 15, 25-37.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Adina Bayuk Keesom, PsyD

    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.



    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Jonathan Foiles, LCSW

    (Chicago, Il)

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    A Psychodynamic Response to Community Trauma: A Case Study and Panel Discussion

    7-9pm:  ZOOM













    • 14 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Marilyn Charles, PhD

    (Richmond, MA)

    Friday, May 14, 2021

    The Haunting of Hill House:Psyche, Soma, and Destiny

    7-9pm:  ZOOM










    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Alan Bass, PhD

    (New York, NY)

    Friday, June 11, 2021

    An Overview of Freud’s Cases

    7-9pm:  via ZOOM











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