Join us to hear Nanette Auerhahn, Ph.D. present the winning essay for the 2016 CPC Essay contest. Dr. Auerhahn”s essay, “’I Could Eat You Up’: Philomela, Trauma and Enactment,” explores the question of how trauma that is neither symbolized nor represented in some other fashion is made known to one’s self and others. Dr. Auerhahn proceeds to dissect the steps in our management of trauma and to demonstrate how the myth of Philomela offers a general symbolization of the process. She uses several apt clinical examples to bring this to life and ends with an intriguing suggestion that the Philomela myth may offer a way of seeing the connection of pre-oedipal and oedipal functioning.
Date:Friday evening, January 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 — 6:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 — 8:00 p.m. Talk
Location: The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is located in the Heights Medical Building at Cedar-Fairmount. Parking is free and available behind the building.
RSVP: Space is limited. Please reserve by calling (216) 229-5959 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: The lecture is free & open to the public.
Continuing education credits (1.5 credit hours) for Center members is $10.00 and non-members $15.00.
- Participants will grasp in more detail the spectrum of mental maneuvers that we use to manage our reactions to trauma.
- Participants should become more attuned to enactments, bodily actions, and unsymbolized bits of information that can be seen in analytic work, and how these can be used to develop a better understanding of a patient’s management of traumatic experiences.
- The Philomela myth may be grasped as a useful organizing tale to encompass these functions.