Jan
24
Wed
The Erotics of Knowing: An Extra-Transferential Contribution to Analytic Erotism with Adele Tutter, MD, PhD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

The Erotics of Knowing:

An Extra-Transferential Contribution to Analytic Erotism

 

In this paper, Dr. Tutter posits an erotics of knowing which comprises embodied aspects of psychological and emotional closeness, and argues that it derives not from transference dynamics, but from extraordinary intimacy: both component and consequence of the analytic process itself. Knowing and being known are invested with erotism via its interpenetrative and interreceptive aspects: to know the other is to enter a hidden interior “space” that represents the embodied inner world. By relegating analytic erotism to the transference, Freud anticipates a subsequent split in the discourse that distinguishes between the qualified reality of the erotic transference, and the “real” but de-erotized construct of “analytic love.” A more recent split relegates erotism to the maternal transference, where it is divested of adult sexuality and aggression. Aesthetic interpretations of the myth of Adam and Eve and other cultural artifacts illustrate key points made in the essay. From Oedipus to Genesis, from the Renaissance to the present day, the erotics of knowing is our forbidden fruit.

 

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Adele Tutter, MD, PhD (Presenter)

is on the Faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Chair of the Artist/Scholar in Residence Committee at APsaA. Dr. Tutter serves on a number of editorial boards, including Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and she is a contributing editor of American Imago. She has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology in New York City.

 

Andrea Celenza, PhD (Discussant)

is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.  She has numerous publications and has authored two books:  Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts, and Erotic Revelations:  Clinical Applications and Perverse Scenarios.  Dr. Celenza is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.

 

Paul Lynch, MD (Moderator)

is on the Faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and China America Psychoanalytic Alliance. Dr. Lynch supervises psychotherapy at Tufts Medical Center, and is co-editor, with Alessandra Lemma of the book, Sexualities: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge, 2015).

 

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Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Trace the ancient roots of the “erotics of knowing”.
  2. Outline the historical split in the psychoanalytic discourse between the erotic transference and the de-eroticzed construct of “analytic love”.
  3. Describe the more recent theoretical sequestration of analytic erotism within the de-aggresivized maternal transference.
  4. Distinguish between transference phenomena and other forms of psychological and emotional closeness that derive from the extraordinary intimacy of the analytic process.

 

Schedule:

7:30pm-7:40pm: Welcome and Introductions; 7:40pm-8:30pm: Paper presentation; 8:30pm-8:45pm: Discussion by Andrea Celenza; 8:45pm-9:15pm: Audience Q&A and discussion.

 

References

Celenza, A. (2007). Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory, and Academic Contexts. Lanham, MA: Jacob Aronson. [Available upon request from the library.]

 

Friedman, L. (2005). Is there a special psychoanalytic love? Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 53:349-375. [PEP Web Link]

 

Freud, S. (1915). Observations on transference-love. Standard Edition 12:157-171. [PEP Web Link]

 

Tutter, A. (2014). Under the mirror of the sleeping water: Poussin’s Narcissus. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 95:1235-1264. [Available upon request from the library.]

 

Tutter, A. (2016). Resurrecting Oedipus: Poussin’s Birth of Bacchus. Psychoanalytic Psychology S33:S34-S55 (supplement: Psychoanalysis and the Humanities, http://psycnet. apa.org/journals/pap/33/S1/S34/). [Available upon request from the library.]

 

Zachrisson, A. (2013). Oedipus the King: Quest for self-knowledge-denial of reality. Sophocles’ vision of man and psychoanalytic concept formation. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 94:313-31. [PEP Web Link]

 

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This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends.  Your gift to BPSI helps us continue offering educational programming.

To support BPSI, please visit www.bpsi.org.

 

This program will be of interest to the general public, academics, art historians, and mental health clinicians at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

 

Continuing Education
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 1.5 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

 

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at office@bpsi.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of social work CE accreditation.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social works must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

 

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6913. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program offers 1.5 NBCC Clock Hours.

 

Event Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted. All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. If BPSI cancels and event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

 

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Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/Continuing Education Administrator, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

 

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship programs or employment.

 

May
12
Sat
(The 2018 Child Care Conference) @ Wilson Chapel
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

 

 

The 2018 Child Care Conference

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wilson Chapel
234 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

 

The target audience for this program is early childhood educators, teachers, parents, and mental health clinicians at all levels of training.

Space is limited. Registration in advance at bpsi.org is required. Questions?: 617-266-0953.

 

 

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

 Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator / Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.