When:
November 16, 2015 @ 11:30 pm – December 8, 2015 @ 1:00 am
2015-11-16T23:30:00+00:00
2015-12-08T01:00:00+00:00
Where:
BPSI
141 Herrick Road
Newton Centre
MA 02459
Cost:
Early Bird: $50 • Regular: $100 (effective October 26th, 2015)
Contact:
Drew Brydon
(617) 266-0953 ext. 105

ZOMBIES ON THE COUCH: THE UNDEAD IN CULTURE AND  (UN)CONSCIOUS          

Janet A. English, PhD

Psychoanalyst member and Faculty at BPSI; with a private practice in Boston.

Michele Baker, MD

Psychoanalyst member at BPSI, with a private practice in Brookline.

4 Sessions: Mondays, Nov 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $50 • Regular: $100 (effective October 26th, 2015)

*The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

It’s no secret that the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us. Zombies, ghosts, ghouls and vampires circulate more freely than ever on our screens and in our minds. This course examines the presence of the undead in our culture and in our consulting rooms. Our patients come to us haunted by their inner demons, hoping we can either cure or kill the ghosts inside them. Do our patients need psychoanalysis, or exorcism? Why do the dead come back? What do they want, and why don’t they die? Freud wrote that incomplete mourning portends melancholia, in which the dead or lost object remains alive in us. Is the current popularity of zombie movies a commentary on our inability to mourn our post 9/11 world? Is it reflection of our increasingly dehumanizing culture? Is the Internet the insatiable zombie, reproducing itself ad infinitum, cannibalizing our psyches? Or are we the walking dead, stumbling around, human bonds severed, as we stare in to our screens?

Learning Objectives

1. Members will become literate in the discipline of psychoanalytic perspectives on horror films.

2. Members will become educated in critically analyzing current

representations of the undead in film and popular culture from a psychoanalytic viewpoint.

3. Members will become aware of and discuss clinical manifestations of how it may seem that the “undead” can colonize the internal worlds of our patients.

4. Members will be exposed to and become familiar with the psychoanalytic literature on clinical manifestations of “undead” internal objects.

Schedule

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion

Click Here to Register Online

This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training.  Continuing Education credits are offered for psychologists.

Continuing Education

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 6 credits of CE.
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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/Continuing Education Administrator, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

 

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.

 

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.