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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Shadows that Corrupt: Present Absences in Psychoanalytic Process

Saturday, March 19, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*2 CME and CE Credit Hours
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills

Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and holds several faculty appointments. She has authored and presented numerous papers on the evaluation and treatment of therapists who have engaged in sexual misconduct and authored Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts (Aronson, 2007). Her recent book, "Erotic Revelations" is on erotic transferences and countertransferences, using one's countertransference to further inform the treatment. She is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is honored to have Dr. Andrea Celenza with us for the week of March 14th - 19th, 2016.

Practice Gap/Need: This presentation aims to facilitate insight into missing elements in the psychoanalytic process. These include various erasures, ways in which psychic experience is truncated, limited, and constricted, representing the epistemological point of view of 19th century scientism. This presentation examines the so-called ‘third’ of the professional community, erasures of theoretical orientation, institutionalized power, personal power, different perverse scenarios (direct or displaced), erasures of realness in transference, authenticity, and finally, erasures in the multiplicity of experience.

Participants will be able to:
1) Discuss the significance of the lack of literature and knowledge about boundaries and boundary violations, epistemological bias.
2) Discuss the narrow theoretical stances and lack of clarity regarding the psychoanalyst’s role in boundary violations.
3) Describe the prevalence of boundary violations.