Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford 2012 - 2013
|Title:||THE STORY OF THE TAR-BABY: SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT SELF AND OBJECT RELATIONSHIP IN PERVERSE STATES|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 24, 2013|
|Time:||06:15pm - 07:30pm|
|Presenter:||Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D.|
|Program Chair:||Maureen Smith Ruffell, M.D. and Svetlana Bonner, M.D.|
Stanford Psychiatry Building, Room 2213
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94304
|CME/CE:||1.25 CME/CE Credits available for $ 15.00 ( General ) and $ 12.50 ( SFCP Members )|
“The Beautiful Tar-Baby,” a folktale, which was popular among black slaves in the South, captures the essence of the cruel pact binding the self and its objects in perverse states of mind. This talk will discuss the story’s characters and plot in the light of Bion’s contributions and clinical experience working with patients who are trapped in perverse organization. It will address the relationship between infantile trauma and social trauma and the formation of perverse pathological retreat. It will also demonstrate the destructive impact sadism has on creativity at the level of the individual and the group.
Participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to describe at least two clinical features of sadomasochistic transference-countertransference.
- Participants will be able to describe why Bion believed that it was important for therapists and analysts to become familiar with a large repertoire myths.
- Participants will be able to describe the possible link between maternal non-recognition during the stage of “absolute dependency” and the later development of sexual perversion.
- Participants will be able to consider perverse states of mind as possibly protective and defensive solutions to an oppressive and corrupt social order including slavery.
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Commercial Support: None
Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Maureen Smith Ruffell, M.D., Svetlana Bonner, M.D. and Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D.. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.