“The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually or Every Man be Blind.”
Deborah Moses, Ph.D.
Friday Night Papers
April 12, 6-8pm
IPTAR, Conference Room
We can’t get far in Freud’s writing without hitting a categorical statement that seems unassailable. Yet within a few lines, he doubles back in ways that often seem contradictory and confusing. Underneath these sequences of categorical truth vs contradictions, Freud’s vision of something indestructible in the mind permeates everything. In both his writing and in his conception of mind, Freud demonstrates that this indelible aspect of mind throws off pathways and images that lead us astray, while ultimately leading us back to its essential core.I will demonstrate this aspect of Freud’s writing through Chapter 7 of The Interpretation of Dreams, and as it plays out in two dreams from a patient who came close to sacrificing her life out of an intoxicating confusion between a symbol as sublime truth and its literal enactment.
Deborah Moses, Ph.D.
Deborah Moses received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She taught Literature for many years at Columbia University. Dr. Moses is an associate member at IPTAR. She is on the faculty at IPTAR and MITPP, and supervises candidates at both institutes.
Participants will be able to
- Define how Freud uses contradictions to hide and illuminate his ideas.
- Identify the relation between Freud’s theories and his ways of enacting them.
- Describe and critique how Freud’s theory of dreams helps a contemporary clinician understand dreams.
Teaching Method: Lecture and Discussion
Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) SW CPE 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.
Licensed Psychoanalysts: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts (P-0011).
Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists (#CAT-0037).
(2) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
25.00 CE & General Admission Ticket