From birth to death human subjects are beings of language. They are immediately taken hold of, taken up with and by the words of the Other, before they've even had a chance to speak themselves.
Using clinical examples we will examine how children gain access to the word, and the traumatic consequences that follow, as much in normal conditions of young children's lives as in psychoanalytic treatments.
Suggested Readings Freud: Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood (1910). Lacan: Seminar IV, 1956-57, La relation d’objet. Mannoni, Maud: Le nommé et l’innommable (1991). Vanier, Catherine: Premature Birth: The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst (2017).
Catherine Vanier practices psychoanalysis in Paris. She is a member of Espace Analytique, heads L’École Expérimentale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne, and is a faculty member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. Besides her many books in French, she has published in English (as Catherine Mathelin) Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children: The Broken Piano and (as Catherine Vanier) Premature Birth: The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst (1917, Karnac Press).
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Fee: $30. For students with ID: $20.
Fee with 2 CE Credits
Licensed Psychoanalysts and Social Workers: $50.00
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Two (2) CE credits will be granted to Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Psychoanalysts who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the seminar, and complete the evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
Course fee with 2 CE Credits: $50.00
There is no fee for CE Credits for Members, AFs, and Yearly Participants of Après-Coup.
Social Workers: Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association 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-0597).
Licensed Psychoanalysts: Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts (#P-0044).
Learning Objectives: After the presentations, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the way in which children gain access to the world of language.
2) Identify how children are taken up by the words of the Other before even having words to speak for themselves.