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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Book Fare - The Love of My Youth

“The Love of My Youth”
By Mary Gordon

Date/Time:
Sunday, January 29, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Place:
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 204 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor

Discussants:
Robert DeYoung, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice in Ann Arbor
Ilana Blumberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Humanities, Michigan State University, Author of “Houses of Study”

Please read and/or bring the book with you to enhance the discussion.

General Public $15, APT Members $10, Students $5

One CME and CE Credit Hour

For information, contact Dr. Robert DeYoung at 734–623-0962

Identified Practice Gap/Need:
The psychological meaning of past experiences, the formation of character, and conscious and unconscious communication are frequent areas of investigation for psychoanalytically oriented practitioners and readers of literature. These areas can easily become murky and unclear. When better understood, they also can enrich and inform our understanding of how and why others interact in the way that they do; sometimes seemingly in non-intuitive ways. This discussion will consider the themes of love, hate, betrayal, separation, loss, psychological trauma and grief and their role in the choices people make.

Participants are encouraged to bring material from their reading for discussion.

Following this discussion, a participant will be able to:

  • Identify and explore the psychological meaning of past experiences and their impact on present life including conscious and unconscious decisions and interactions.
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of character development and its role in interpersonal interactions.
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the relation between lived experience, memory, and fantasy.