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Fridays @CCP: Why Metapsychology? (Alan Bass, PhD)

  • 9 Jun 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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Fridays @CCP

Alan Bass, PhD

(New York, NY)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Why Metapsychology? 

7-9pm (CST): ZOOM

About the presentation: Freud's metapsychology is often considered outdated, misguided, and unscientific.  The lecture will situate the development of metapsychology in the context of all Freud's thinking about unconscious processes, and will try to show why it is a living theory.

Alan Bass, PhD is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, where he is a training analyst and faculty member of IPTAR (the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research).  He is also a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, and is on the graduate philosophy faculty of the New School for Social Research.  He is the author of three books (Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care; and Fetishism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy) and the translator of four books by Jacques Derrida.

Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the necessity of metapsychology.
  2. Understand the overall principles of Freud's metapsychology.

This is an Intermidiate Level Presentation


CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

Continuing EducationThis program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by June 8, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

References/Suggested Readings

The Interpretation of Dreams, Chap. 7.  S.E. 5

"Instincts and Their Vicissitudes," S.E. 14.

"Repression," S.E. 14.

"The Unconscious," S.E.14.

Beyond the Pleasure Principle, S.E. 18.

Presented by

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.

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