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The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought (APT) is an interdisciplinary group whose membership consists of individuals from the clinical, academic, and general communities, brought together by a common interest in the psychoanalytic point of view.

Founded in 1998, APT provides a forum where people can share this interest and deepen their knowledge of psychoanalysis as a perspective on the human experience.

APT offers a number of programs each year, and these events take place in the Frederic Kapp Memorial Library at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.

Next Event

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents…

Classic Papers Revisited
Reading Group Discussion

“Mourning and Melancholia” – Sigmund Freud, 1917
Meaning and Melancholia (excerpts) – Christopher Bollas, 2018

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:30 a.m. – noon
The Public Library – Clifton Branch

We invite you to participate in a discussion of Freud’s classic essay on our conscious and unconscious responses to grief and loss. Then, our discussion will move to excerpts from Christopher Bollas’ recent book, which revisits Freud’s ideas, expanding and applying them to our contemporary political and social climate.

Discussion facilitated by:

Beth Ash
Professor of English, University of Cincinnati

Norman Hirsch
Psychiatrist in Private Practice

This reading group discussion is free and open to the public.

We will meet at the Clifton Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: 3400 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Please RSVP via email to Matt Bennett at matt.bennett@aptcincinnati.org or by phone at 513-549-4675.

You can also RSVP for events via Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/aptcincinnati/
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Past Events

Classic Papers Revisited: Mourning / Meaning and Melancholia

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents… Classic Papers Revisited Reading Group Discussion “Mourning and Melancholia” – Sigmund Freud, 1917 Meaning and Melancholia (excerpts) – Christopher Bollas, 2018 Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 a.m. – noon The Public Library – Clifton Branch We invite you to participate in a discussion of Freud’s classic essay on our …

Event: A discussion of the award-winning CNN documentary Three Identical Strangers

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents… A discussion of the award-winning CNN documentary Three Identical Strangers (directed by Tim Wardle, 2018) Friday, March 29, 20196:30 p.m. Wine and cheese7:00 p.m. Film excerpts and discussion New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults …

Event: Pathography or Narrative Working Through? Interpreting the Autobiographical Self in Mental Illness Graphic Memoirs

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents… Pathography or Narrative Working Through? Interpreting the Autobiographical Selfin Mental Illness Graphic Memoirs Beth Ash, Professor of EnglishUniversity of Cincinnati Friday, February 15, 20196:30 p.m. Wine and cheese7:00 p.m. Film and discussion$5.00 Admission This presentation addresses the visual and verbal properties of auto-ethno-graphic novels of mental illness—namely, of “serious” …

What is Psychoanalysis?

“In examining what lies beneath the surface of human behavior, psychoanalysis teaches us about the unconscious psychological forces within us outside of everyday awareness.”

“By listening to patients’ stories, fantasies, and dreams, as well as discerning how patients interact with others, psychoanalysts offer a unique perspective that friends and relatives might be unable to see. The analyst also listens for the ways in which these patterns occur between patient and analyst.”

(Excerpted from http://www.apsa.org/content/about-psychoanalysis)

 

The following brief video, Getting to the Root of the Problem, was produced by the American Psychoanalytic Association to help explain psychoanalysis.

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Have questions about the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought or wish to RSVP for an upcoming APT event?
Please email Matt Bennett at matt.bennett@aptcincinnati.org or call 513-549-4675. You can also RSVP for events and share them with friends and colleagues via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptcincinnati/events/

Interested in pursuing advanced training or continuing education in psychoanalysis or psychotherapy?
Call the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute at 513-961-8886.

Need to speak with someone about your mental health?
Call the Cincinnati Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at 513-961-8830, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to set up an appointment. If this is an emergency, call 911.