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The Contributions of Haydée Faimberg – SOLD OUT

/The Contributions of Haydée Faimberg – SOLD OUT

The Contributions of Haydée Faimberg – SOLD OUT

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IPTAR’s Investigative Section and Program Committee are very pleased to announce an evening devoted to


The Contributions of Haydée Faimberg




Haydée Faimberg

Mary Libbey

Jay Frankel


We are very fortunate that Dr. Faimberg will join us to present an overview of her important contributions. Haydée Faimberg, MD, a leading light of psychoanalysis based in Paris, has pioneered the exploration of the narcissistic links between generations—how parents’ (and grandparents’) narcissistic solutions to their own problems of self-regulation are forced into the minds of the next generation through the parents’ appropriation of what is positive in the child, and intrusion into the child of what is negative in themselves. These processes form the basis of parents’ feelings of disavowed hatred toward their child. In response, the child identifies with the narcissistic modes of functioning that have been forced into her and with her parents’ attributions about who she is, and takes on her parents’ history rather than her own. These “alienated identifications” result in the partial death of the child’s own psychic life.

Dr. Faimberg also explores central clinical issues illuminated by these ideas—notably, the narcissistic dimension of the oedipal configuration, how analysts listen to how patients hear analysts’ interpretations, and the powerful impact of deceit and secrets, and of what is unspoken.

Following Dr. Faimberg’s elaboration of her perspective, Drs. Mary Libbey and Jay Frankel will respond to her work, and there will be ample time for discussion among the presenters and all those who attend.

Date: Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:00 PM

Location: Helen Mills Theater, 137-139 West 26th St., Manhattan

Registration and fee: Please register in advance by signing up and paying either by check or on the IPTAR website. The fee is $25., and $10. for candidates and students. 

  1. To pay by check: please send your check, with a notation that it is for the “Faimberg lecture,” to: IPTAR, 140 W. 97th St., New York, NY 10025.
  2. To pay by credit card: please go to following website: https://www.iptar.org/make-a-payment-to-iptar/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jay Frankel, Chair, Investigative Section

Janice Lieberman, Chair, Program Committee

N.B.: Dr. Faimberg is available to meet with individuals and small groups for clinical consultation on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Please contact her directly at h.faimberg@orange.fr if you would like to arrange to consult with her.

Haydée Faimberg, M.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst (SPP, APA). She is a former Vice-President of the IPA. She is in private practice in Paris. Using a concept she initially coined for listening in the session, she created what came to be called the “Haydée Faimberg ‘listening to listening’ method for clinical group discussions.” She has written on transmission between generations, psychic consequences of Nazism in psychoanalytic patients, Lewis Carroll and Italo Calvino, and is a contributing author to 15 books. Her main book is: The Telescoping of Generations: Listening to the Narcissistic Links between Generations, London and New York: Routledge, 2005. Dr. Faimberg was the recipient of the Haskell Norman Award for 2005.

Mary Libbey, Ph.D., is a Training analyst and Faculty Member at IPTAR, and a Supervisor and Faculty Member at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She teaches and writes about shame and narcissism.

 Jay Frankel, Ph.D., is Chair of the Investigative Section and on Faculty at IPTAR; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor and Supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Associate Editor, and formerly Executive Editor, of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; and author of many journal articles and book chapters on topics including trauma, identification, play, the analytic relationship, and the work of Sándor Ferenczi.