Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association
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Phobic and Fetish Object
Adriana Passini

FIRST MEETING: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM EDT


The phobic object and the fetish object both fulfill a function articulated as a protection against castration anxiety. In phobia, the object encloses the subject in a frame that shields him from his fears. The fetish object is bound to castration anxiety, being linked to the perception of the absence of the phallic organ and to the negation of this absence, but functions to “complement” what is presented as a hole.

This seminar will examine what constitutes these differences and most specifically the complex structures underlying each of them.

Each meeting will include a discussion of specific readings, to be provided at the first class of this seminar.

Adriana Passini practices psychoanalysis in NYC, and is a member and faculty member, Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association.

Dates: Meetings will take place from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM on the third Wednesday of the month, from October 2022 through May 2023. The first meeting will take place on October 19, 2022.

Location: Online via Zoom.

Fee: Attendance is free and open to the public.

Registration: Prior registration is required. For more information, please contact Adriana Passini at adrianapassini@aol.com.