Steve Harp, Associate Professor at the Department of Art, Media and Design at DePaul University was recently awarded a DePaul University Humanities Center Fellowship for 2020-2022 for his project "Negation/Against."
The abstract follows:
The commonly accepted perspective in Western culture is that photography manifests the external. The argument I seek to make against that – which I aim to explore in this fellowship – is that the photograph is rather a manifestation or projection of the internal. Through the lens of Freud’s essay “Negation,” I intend to investigate the ways photography is always already inherently subjective, an internal transformation of the external through the interplay of lost and found; that photography has something fundamentally irrational about it, something that revolves instead around projection, absence, loss and a visual correlate of the fact that existence is always against. The work I aim to create in this fellowship is an extended essay, in the spirit of Montaigne, investigating the ways in which Freud’s concept of negation is central to photography.
President Carol Ganzer is very pleased to announce the graduations from the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis of Jeremy Bloomfield, PsyD, and Scott Pytluk, PhD. They have completed their coursework and have received the Certificate of Psychoanalysis. Beyond completing the program’s intensive course and supervisory requirements, each candidate presented a final project that integrated their years of study of psychoanalytic thinking. Their personal expressions of their own analytic growth have enriched us all.
For his project, Dr. Bloomfield interviewed and videotaped CCP faculty members over a period of several years, asking each about their own commitment to a lifetime of psychoanalytic exploration: training, teaching, working with patients, writing. For his presentation, Dr. Bloomfield selected ten of the interviews. Those who participated are Dr. Frank Summers, Dr. Marilyn Charles, Dr. Gerard Fromm, Dr. Malka Hirsch-Napchan, Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou, Dr. Sandra Buechler, Dr. Alan Bass, Dr. Françoise Davoine, Dr. Danielle Knafo, and Dr. Adrienne Harris. The effect of these cumulative voices is profound.
Dr. Scott Pytluk, in fulfilling the program requirements, chose to integrate his lifetime of experience as a musician with his immersion in psychoanalysis. Scott introduced his elegant clarinet concert by reading a paper in which he traced the intersecting events that brought together his musical talents, his own development, and his personal history within the field of psychoanalysis. The evening was a celebration, not only of Scott’s personal achievement, but a reminder of the marvels of our humanness.
Nominated for the 2019 Gradiva Award
Articles and Journals
Claude Barbre and Jill Barbre — Breaking into a Sacred, Bloodier Speech: The Healing Role of Monsters in Child Development, Trauma Play, and the Cultural Imagination . Violent States and Creative States: From the Global to the Individual, 2, 125 – 135
Robert Grossmark —The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Companioning
Jamieson Webster — Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis
Marilyn Charles — Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Defining Terms and Building Bridges
Dr. Alan Levy to Speak at The Michigan Council on Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Dr. Alan Levy will be speaking at the : Michigan Council on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, on February 16, 2020.
Title: “Staying the Same While Living with Multitudes: A New Look at Object Constancy”
New Book Chapter Forthcoming on Child Treatment
Jeremy Stern, LCSW Wins Jack D Frank, zt"l, Memorial Scholarship Award
Alan Levy, PhD | CCP Vice President, Appointed as Lecturer at University of Chicago
INDIVISIBLE Chicago Podcast with Allan Scholom, PhD
Mental Health in the Age of Trump