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The Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real Body
Erik Porge

Saturday, February 20, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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2020 has been a moment of truth for analysts, too. The pandemic and State health regulations related to it had an impact on the practice of psychoanalysis, unveiling confusions and misunderstandings on the part of the analysts themselves. Psychoanalysis is based on the subjective presence in the treatment, where the relation between speech and body weaves together life, death, sexuality, i.e. the drives and their vicissitudes. Presence allows for the psychoanalytic act to take place and for the treatment to unfold. The issues of “cure” in analysis and of psychosomatic symptoms will also be addressed.

Suggested Readings Freud: “The Dynamics of the Transference” (1912); “A Child Is Being Beaten” (1919); Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920). Lacan: “La Troisième” (1974); Seminars XVI, 1968-69, D’un Autre à l’autre; XI, 1964, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis; “Conférences et entretiens dans les universités nord-américaines” (Scilicet 6/7, 1976).

Erik Porge practices psychoanalysis in Paris and is a founding member of the association L'instance lacanienne and the editor-in-chief of the journal Essaim. He is a faculty member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. In English he has published Truth and Knowledge in the Clinic (2017), and the latest of his many books in French is Amour, désir, jouissance. Le moment de la sublimation (2020).

Location: Online via Zoom. To register, click here

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

Continuing Education
Four (4) 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 4 CE Credits: $80.00
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) Examine the role of transference and the importance of “in presence treatment."
2) Recognize the function of the Imaginary, Symbolic and Real in the transference.
3) Identify the relation between speech and body in the treatment.

For annual fee members of Après-Coup as well as for the faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts, attendance is free—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 seminar.