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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.

Events

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents…

“The Narcissistic Problem in Contemporary Politics”
Presentation by Stefan Bird-Pollan, Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Kentucky

Friday, November 16, 2018
6:30 p.m. Wine and cheese
7:00 p.m. Film and discussion
$5.00 Admission

Dr. Bird-Pollan’s goal in this presentation is to discuss the undemocratic tendency in a portion of the population by sketching a psychological profile of the voter who is concerned with direct expression rather than representation.

Commentary by Norman Hirsch, psychiatrist in private practice, Cincinnati, OH.

Audience discussion will follow the presentation.

Dr. Bird-Pollan is the author of many papers, including “Fanon, Freud and Hegel; The Psychological Origins of Colonial Oppression,” forthcoming in Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society.

Dr. Bird-Pollan has a BA from UC San Diego, 1996
D.Phil. in German Literature Oxford, 2003
PhD in Philosophy, Vanderbilt, 2008

This event is $5.00 and will be held at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute: 3001 Highland Avenue, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH 45219


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

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Event: The Divided Self of Euripides’ Medea

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents… The Divided Self of Euripides’ Medea: The Myth, a Modern Movie, and an Attempt to Understand Her Motivations for Infanticide Larry Jost, Professor of Philosophy University of Cincinnati Friday, October 26, 2018 6:30 p.m. Wine and cheese 7:00 p.m. Film and discussion Professor Jost’s presentation will focus on the …

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.