IPTAR and The New School for Social Research Present
JAY FRANKEL, PH.D.
"Authoritarianism as an Illness of Societies"
(With a View Towards Treatment)
March 5, 2016 9:30–1:30 p.m
CE Approved for 4 Credits
Discussants: Richard J. Bernstein, Ph.D and Dorothee C. von Tippelskirch-Eissing, Ph.D
Please join us as we try and address these very important questions of our times:
Why do the powerless collude in their own oppression?
What is the appeal of the demagogue?
How are people seduced into giving up their rights?
Why do revolutions so often fail?
How do we understand and confront evil?
How do we address mass trauma in the hope of preventing its repetition?
What can leaders do to maintain democratic social structures when authoritarianism threatens?
JAY FRANKEL, PhD
is author of numerous articles and chapters on trauma, identification, play, psychoanalysis and politics, and the work of Sándor Ferenczi. He is on the faculty of IPTAR, an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and on the faculty of the Trauma Treatment Training Program at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is also Associate Editor atPsychoanalytic Dialogues
and co-author of Relational Child Psychotherapy.
RICHARD J. BERNSTEIN, PhD is one of the foremost philosophers in the world today. He is Vera List Professor of Philosophy and former Dean of New School for Social Research. His books include: Violence: Thinking without Banisters, Freud and the Legacy of Moses, Hannah Arendt and The Jewish Question, Abuse of Evil: The Corruption of Politics and Religion since 9/11, Radical Evil: A Philosophical Interrogation, and The Pragmatic Turn.
DOROTHEE C. VON TIPPELSKIRCH-EISSING, PhD, Dipl-Psych. is current Chair of Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities (PCCA), an organization that uses a group relations model to develop strategies to engage with the legacy of past atrocities and to open up the possibility of a more hopeful future. She is also President of the Karl-Abraham-Institute at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, a Board Member of the German Psychoanalytic Association, and a member of the IPA, Germany.
Time & Location:
9:30–1:30 p.m. (9:00–9:30 Breakfast and registration)
Starr Foundation Hall, UL102 (lower level)
University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
- To Understand the concept of Identification with the Aggressor
- To Understand the narcissistic defenses that interfere with rational thought
- To Understand the relevance of socio-political theory to individual treatment.
Program Committee: Carolyn Ellman (chair), Michael Moskowitz, Ben Kafka, Jeanne Even, Judy Ann Kaplan, Chris Christian, Eva Atsalis, Susan Berger, Steven Ellman, Carlos Padrón
The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0226
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