October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
141 Herrick Road
Newton Centre
MA 02459
617 266-0953

Ellen Pinsky, PhD will discuss her new book Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts. (Routledge, 2017) More information to follow.

Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter considers psychoanalysis from a fresh perspective: the therapist’s mortality—in at least two senses of the word. That the therapist can die, and is also fallible, can be seen as necessary or even defining components of the therapeutic process. At every moment, the analyst’s vulnerability and human limitations underlie the work, something rarely openly acknowledged.”