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WORKSHOP

Critical Psychopharmacology
Peter Stastny

Saturday, November 14, 2020
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
To register, click here


On the basis of a brief historical survey on the use of psychotropic substances and their complex electrochemical information, this workshop will address the goal of freedom of choice in the biochemical reshaping of the self. Mood, madness, and anxiety are the three targets of chemical neuromodulation undercutting diagnostics and personal specificity. In a future shaped by cybernetic, neuroplastic, and interconnected models of the mind, can there be a liberationist auto-psychopharmacology?

Peter Stastny is a practicing medical psychotherapist in New York City who has advocated for transforming the mental health field from a delusionally reductive biomedical frame to a humane and relational enterprise. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, and was on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University. He is also a writer and filmmaker addressing such subjects as mourning and redemption after personal and historical calamity.

Location: Online via Zoom. To register, click here

Fee: $30. For students with ID: $20.

With 3 CE Credits
Licensed Psychoanalysts and Social Workers: $60.00
For Members, AFs, and Yearly Participants of Après-Coup: No fee

For annual fee members of Après-Coup as well as for the faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts, attendance is free but registration is required. To register, use access code during the checkout process. Need access code? Email apres.coup@yahoo.com to request.

We recommend you sign into Zoom 5 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Continuing Education
Three (3) CE credits will be granted to Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Psychoanalysts who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the workshop, 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. Credits cannot be given for partial attendance.

Workshop fee with 3 CE Credits: $60.00
(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) Identify the crucial role of freedom of choice in the biochemical reshaping of the self.
2) Compare the differences between mood, madness, and anxiety.
3) Describe the notion of " liberationist auto-psychopharmacology"

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