The New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center (NOBPC) explores and educates. We provide an excellent, in-depth and accredited training program for those interested in adult and child psychoanalysis. In addition, NOBPC offers a variety of continuing education opportunities including: psychoanalytic training for residents; scientific meetings and study groups for professionals and scholars; and, community programs for professionals, scholars and interested persons. We offer a great community of brilliant minds and hope you will want to participate!
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Psychoanalytic Theory in the Treatment of Transgender and Gender Variant People by Bobby Kizer, PhD (Psychoanalytic Explorations)
Psychoanalysis has historically pathologized variance in gender identities and expressions. In recent years, gender variance has become increasingly normative and transgender patients are presenting t...September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Difficult Patients Through a Cross-Cultural Lens by Helen Ullrich, MD, PhD (Psychoanalysis & Culture)
Cultural patterns in childhood socialization have an impact on the negotiation of normal narcissism, self-image, and autonomy. When individuals find their cultural ideals a poor fit, they are likely t...October 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Analysis via Skype of Trauma Response in a Chinese Woman by Molly Rothenberg, PhD (Psychoanalytic Explorations)
In this clinical paper, I briefly describe the analysis of a Chinese woman who suffered repeated traumas from early childhood into adulthood. ZhoLi, as I will call her, suffered post-traumatic memory ...November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This psychoanalytic discussion will explore unconscious fears of women that may form the basis of various forms of control and subjugation of women. It may be understood that cultural and religious pr...January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE 2018 Helen Meyers Psychoanalytic Scholar Program Visit by Adrienne Harris, PhD (Scientific Presentation)
The full details will be provided at a later date.February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
If you’re looking for psychoanalytic psychotherapy, give us a call. You’ll speak with a trained professional who will ask you a few questions, research therapists that fit your needs, and return to you a complete list of available referrals.
What is Psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis is a set of theories, as well as a therapeutic practice, created by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud based on the observation that individuals’ emotions and behaviors are determined by unconscious factors. These unconscious factors may create unhappiness, troubling personality traits, difficulties in work or love relationships, or disturbances in mood and self-esteem. Because these forces are unconscious, the advice of friends and family, the reading of self-help books, or even the most determined efforts of will, often fail to provide relief.
Psychoanalytic treatment demonstrates how these unconscious factors affect current relationships and patterns of behavior, traces them back to their historical origins, shows how they have changed and developed over time, and helps the individual to deal better with the realities of adult life.
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