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Identity and Groups II

April 8, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Wyman Classroom

2-Year Certificate Program (2YCP)
2023-24, 4th Term — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
Karen Weisbard, PsyD
Jeanette Farrell, MD

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Welcome to Identity and Groups II, the last class of Theory, Process and Social Applicability of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

We are excited to be with you as you conclude your two years of learning together and to explore with you how being a part of this group has been incorporated into your identity.

In this class, we will explore psychoanalytic concepts that frame how the social world interacts with the psyche.

April 8, 2024

Presenter: Jeanette Farrell, MD

[32 pages]

“The individual and the group have a co-determining relationship… human subjectivity is what happens at their crossroads…. In its function as a theoretical hinge, the concept of identity marks an identification not with a particular person but with a social location, a social location that is itself a function of groups.”

Gonzalez suggests a psychoanalytic understanding of identity would include a sense of multiplicity and shifting. How does he suggest we understand the relationship of this concept to the unconscious? What do you take from his assertion “to claim that one is fully conscious of the structuring power of these identifications is at best naïve and at worse, violent”?

González, F. (2023) On Identity and the Political in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 92:567-598


April 8, 2024
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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