BPSI Member Andrea Celenza, PhD, will be giving a talk in collaboration with the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis on May 6th. For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

“The analyst’s vitalizing activity, as reflected in the analyt’s invitation to be, in the offer to take in the analyst as an object of love, to receive what the analyst transmits, and the taking in of the other components implicit through nonverbal means (through gaze and displaced touch) eroticism as well. In this presentation, the various components of maternal eroticism will be illustrated through my work with Petra. By attending to and responding within the multiverse of maternal eroticism (derived in patricular from the work of Julia Kristeva), a process of transformation occurred where signifiers of the abject, previously residing in foreclosed spaces of the analysand’s mind, were accessed in the usable space of the analytic setting.”