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PANY presents Playfulness in Adult Psychoanalysis

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
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PANY Graduate Society Presents...
Playfulness in Adult Psychoanalysis
October 23, 2021
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Via Zoom Video conference

Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD, PhD
James Herzog, MD
Dr. Stefano Bolognini

Moderator:Marina Mirkin, MD

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Social Work (CE) credit available
(2 credits)
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About the Lecture:

Starting with Freud who brought it up on several occasions, psychoanalysts have been intrigued by the concept of play and playfulness.Many analysts from Phyllis Greenacre to Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott contributed to our understanding of the difference between the therapeutic play and playing games, clarified the mechanism of the therapeutic action of play, and explored a connection between playing and creativity.Significant bulk of the psychoanalytic thinking about play has been made in the context of working with children. With the broadening of the scope of psychoanalysis, the importance of adjusting the technique to the needs of the patients unprepared to use classic interpretation generated interest in using play in adult analysis. This panel will address how the panelists, all of them child and adult analysts, have been able to enrich and enliven their psychoanalytic work with adults by utilizing their experience of working with children.Dr. Anzieu–Premmereur will discuss how being a child analyst freed her to play with associations, use metaphors, and include humor in her work with adults.Dr. Herzog will explore the lasting impact of being in analysis as a child on the capacity for playfulness in the adults.Dr. Bolognini will speak about the development of playfulness as an important goal of psychoanalysis and one of the criteria for termination.Ample time will be left for discussion with the audience.
About the Panelists:
Christine Anzieu-Premmereur is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in New York City who works in private practice with adults, children, parents and their babies. A member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, she is on the faculty of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, where she directs the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training Program; she is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is the chair of the IPA Committee for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis.
She recently published "The Process of Representation in Early Childhood,” and "Attacks on Linking in Parents of Young Disturbed Children. She co-edited with Vaia Tsolas “A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today’s Psychoanalysis.”
Dr. Stefano Bolognini is one of the most active, prolific and well - known Italian psychoanalysts.He lives and works in Bologna, where he trained as a psychoanalyst at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.An Associate member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society since 1985, he became a Training Analyst in 1998.He has been a member of the European Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis since 2002 and a President of the Bologna Psychoanalytic Center.Dr. Bolognini is a former President of the IPA.He published numerous articles and several books, one of them As Wind, as Wave received the prestigious Gradiva Award.
Jim Herzog, MDis an adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.He is a training and supervisory analyst at BPSI and a child analytic supervisor there as well.He is also a supervisory analyst at the Sigmund Freud Institute In Zurich Switzerland.His interests center around the role of play;the nature and impact of trauma both directly inflicted and trans generationally transmitted and the role of the father in multiple aspects of development and intrapsychic organization and functioning.He teaches at Harvard and a number of other academic and psychoanalytic centers. His new book, nearing completion, is tentatively titled, "Deep Play in the Presence of a Significant Other;Child Analysis and Adult Analysis".
Learning Objectives:

1) To clarify how the experience of the psychoanalytic work with children enriches the psychoanalytic work with adults.
2) To demonstrate the lasting effect of being treated in psychoanalysis as a child on the capacity for creativity in the adults.
3) To illustrate the importance of the capacity for playfulness in adults for the psychoanalytic process.
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ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [number of credits] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY), affiliated with NYU School of Medicine 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 #SW-0124.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York (affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0112.
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