NSSR Psych Ferenczi Center with IPSS presents Truth and Consequences in Psychoanalytic Treatment: The Analyst's Intimate Experience and the Patient's Mind

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In this panel Jill Gentile and Jonathan Slavin will undertake an assessment of some of the fundamental theoretical and clinical issues raised in Jody Davies' now classic paper, "Love in the Afternoon," as reflected in the evolution of psychoanalytic issues in the subsequent nearly two decades.

Davies' original paper broke new ground about the nature of the developmental process as seen through the lens of relational psychoanalysis. Her clinical example raised profound and controversial questions that continue to be debated. Gentile and Slavin, in their own clinical and theoretical papers, build upon this work by exploring psychoanalysis as a dialogue of embodied desire, as a potential space for the reinjury or repair of the patient's psychic integrity, and as an arena for negotiating fantasy and reality - and truthfulness - especially in situations of conflict and impasse. Gentile and Slavin will be joined by a distinguished panel in exploring the boundary-setting, wounding, healing, and liberating function of truthfulness.

We invite participants to join our dialogue as we reflect and speak about that which is often silenced in our work.   

  • Jill Gentile, Ph.D., is a faculty and supervisor at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity; faculty and co-chair, Independent track, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; faculty, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ; corresponding editor, Contemporary Psychoanalysis; and Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. She has published several essays describing a psychoanalytic developmental trajectory of semiotic empowerment and desire, agency, and intersubjective discovery.
  • Jonathan H. Slavin, Ph.D., ABPP,  is clinical instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; founding president, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and served twice as president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39), APA. Dr. Slavin has taught and consulted most recently for the Ministry of Health, State of Israel; the Israel Defence Forces: the Romanian Foundation for Psychoanalysis; and the Cleveland Center for Psychoanalysis. His published work has focused on fundamental human elements in the psychoanalytic relationship including love, sexuality, desire, and truthfulness, and their role in the repair of the mind. 
  • Jody Davies, Ph.D., is editor in chief emeritus, and current associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; faculty, supervisor and former co-chair of the Relational Track, NYU Postdoctoral Program; founding VP of IARPP, founding member of the Stephen Mitchell Ctr for Relational Psychoanalysis, and faculty and supervisor at NIP, MIP, and at Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, LA. She is on the editorial boards of Gender & Sexuality, and Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and is co-author (with Frawley-O'Dea) of Treating the Adult Survivor of Chilhood Sexual Abuse.

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Conference fee $80; Candidates $60 (checks or cash accepted).
Please RSVP to IPSS by emailing ipssny@ipssny.org or calling 212.489.1534.

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