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Oct 4

The Elephant Not in the Room: Will Psychoanalysis Survive the Screen?

October 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Leora Trub, PhD &

Joyce Slochower, PhD, ABPP, Discussant

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST

This is a Zoom Virtual Conference Event

Until Covid upended the psychoanalytic frame as we knew it, most of us assumed that the therapeutic process required that analysts’ and patients’ bodies occupy the same physical space. While Covid forced us to abandon these assumptions, we anticipated, even yearned for the day when we could return to in-person work. But times have changed. Today, many of us have chosen to continue practicing remotely for reasons that are not related to fears of exposure. Many have no plan to return. Why? What dynamics – personal and intersubjective- underlie our decision to remain remote? This presentation explores our new relationship to remote work and the implications of staying online for our ourselves, our patients, and for the field.

Leora Trub is Associate Professor at Pace University’s doctoral program in School/Clinical Child Psychology in New York, and a practicing clinical psychologist. She is the author of numerous publications on clinical practice in the digital age, and the relationship between technology and psychological constructs including attachment, emotional regulation, intimacy, self-presentation and mindfulness.

Joyce Slochower is a clinical psychologist. She is faculty and supervisor at several psychoanalytic training programs, has published widely on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique, and is on editorial boards for psychoanalytic journals, amongst various other activities. She is in private practice in New York City, where she sees individuals and couples, and runs supervision and study groups. She will act as a discussant.

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October 4, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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