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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Adrienne Harris, PhD “Contemporary Studies of Gender and Sexuality: Beyond the Binary” Registration strongly recommended (see below)
Scientific Presentation Psychoanalytic theory of gender and sexual development has been an area of significant expansion and revision since Freud’s theories on masculinity and femininity as well as ...February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sheldon Bach, PhD “Some Thoughts on Trust and Betrayal” Registration strongly recommended (see below)
Scientific Presentation Beginning in infancy, trust is an experience that spans relationships. Opposing trust and belief are betrayal and cynicism. In the current sociopolitical context that includes ...March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This presentation will focus on Time-limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) (Strupp and Binder, 1985, Hannah Levenson, 1995, 2010). The TLDP model integrates relational, interpersonal, object-relations ...April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eros and Divine Madness: Questions and Reflections Inspired by Plato by Frances Coolidge, PhD (Psychoanalytic Explorations)
Socrates maintains, in Plato’s Phaedrus, that eros is the highest form of divine madness. The central queries of my presentation are: is there a divine kind of madness? What is the meaning of eros c...May 12 @ 10:00 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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