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October 2016

New Orleans Film Festival sponsorship of “My First Kiss and the People Involved”-reception to follow

October 16, 2016 @ 3:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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The New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center is once again teaming up with New Orleans Film Society by sponsoring a feature film screening as part of the annual New Orleans Film Festival. This exciting event will include the film screening of My First Kiss and The People Involved followed by an on-stage Q & A with the ... Read more

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New Orleans Film Festival Community Partner of ‘Are We Not Cats?’ and ‘She Was Famous’

October 16, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - October 18, 2016 @ 6:15 pm

In addition to sponsoring My First Kiss and the People Involved, NOBPC is proud to be a community partner for two films: Are We Not Cats? A young garbage man loses his girlfriend, job, and his home, but acquires an old truck. He takes a trip that quickly turns dreadful, increasingly plagued by a compulsion to eat his ... Read more

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Introduction to Psychoanalytic Political Psychology – Dr. Vamik Volkan–Registration strongly recommended (see below)

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center, Qatar Ballroom
New Orleans, United States
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  As a presidential election year, politics has assumed center stage again for collective discourse. This Scientific Presentation considers the psychological dynamics underlying certain aspects of global politics from the framework of psychoanalytic political psychology. Relevant to this realm of applied psychoanalysis are group psychology, the role of psychological constructs in political movements whose members ... Read more

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February 2017

Creative Listening and The Psychoanalytic Process-Dr. Fred Griffin-registration strongly encouraged

February 11 @ 9:00 am
Tulane University Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building + Google Map

Dr. Griffin will discuss creative listening and provide a conceptual framework by which works of literary fiction can be used to develop clinicians’ attunement to the expressiveness of language and to foster emotional receptivity to psychoanalytic experience. Dr. Griffin will use Virginia Woolf’s novel, To the Lighthouse, to teach engaged, embodied analytic listening. This novel ... Read more

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March 2017

Todd McGowan, PhD presents “The Paranoid Thriller and the Suspect Law” at Tulane University

March 11 @ 10:00 am
Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center, Qatar Ballroom
New Orleans, United States
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The Paranoid Thriller and the Suspect Law Saturday, March 11, 10am-12pm Tilton Hall 305 Tulane University Professor Todd McGowan (University of Vermont), a distinguished scholar in psychoanalysis, film studies and cultural analysis, will present a public lecture treating films such The Conversation, The Matrix, and the Jason Bourne thrillers. Using a psychoanalytic framework, Professor McGowan ... Read more

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April 2017

OPEN HOUSE Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NOBPC, 3624 Coliseum Street
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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Join NOBPC Faculty for an informal discussion and Q&A about our upcoming Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. The two year training program is designed for mental health professionals in clinical practice who want to enhance their theoretical understanding of psychoanalytic principles and improve their skill in conducting intensive psychotherapy. The program includes classes in psychoanalytic psychodynamic theory, ... Read more

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CANCELLED: Aggression, Violence, Hatred, Apologies and Forgiveness Video Conference Panel Discussion with The St. Louis Psychoanalytic Society

April 8 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
NOBPC, 3624 Coliseum Street
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Aggression, Violence, Hatred, Apologies And ForgivenessSATURDAY APRIL 8, 2017 8:45AM – 12:00PMNOBPC 3624 Coliseum St.*This event does not offer CME credits.*This is a free event.Presenter: Volney Gay Ph. D. Title: "Atrocities and Atrocity Narratives: Their Intergenerational Effects” The history of warfare is replete with actual atrocities and with atrocity narratives. The ... Read more

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September 2017

Psychoanalytic Theory in the Treatment of Transgender and Gender Variant People by Bobby Kizer, PhD (Psychoanalytic Explorations)

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NOBPC, 3624 Coliseum Street
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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Psychoanalysis has historically pathologized variance in gender identities and expressions. In recent years, gender variance has become increasingly normative and transgender patients are presenting to therapy (and psychoanalysis) more and more. Recent writings by some psychoanalysts are encouraging new interpretations of psychoanalytic theory that affirm transgender identities. After reviewing some of the historical background and ... Read more

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October 2017

Difficult Patients Through a Cross-Cultural Lens by Helen Ullrich, MD, PhD (Psychoanalysis & Culture)

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NOBPC, 3624 Coliseum Street
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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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 to fall into the category of difficult patients, i.e., patients who need life-long treatment as well as a supportive social network. This paper will examine adaptive ... Read more

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November 2017

Analysis via Skype of Trauma Response in a Chinese Woman by Molly Rothenberg, PhD (Psychoanalytic Explorations)

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NOBPC, 3624 Coliseum Street
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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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 disorder in reaction to some of her traumatic experiences.  She also developed masochistic symptoms.  During our work together, it became clear that her responses ... Read more

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