What Can a Psychoanalytic Perspective Bring to the Topic of Violence in Relation to Gender and Sexuality?

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2015 Erikson Institute Fall Conference: Violence in Relation to Gender and SexualityEach year, the Erikson Institute for Education and Research organizes and presents a Fall Conference for clinicians and scholars at the Austen Riggs Center. This year’s conference, Violence in Relation to Gender and Sexuality, will bring a psychoanalytic perspective to a multidisciplinary conversation about violence occurring in relation to gender and sexuality. 

“Violence occurring in the sphere of gender and sexuality takes many forms. This conference provides an opportunity for clinicians and scholars to enter a wider discourse about violence and deepen our understanding of the roots of this social problem” notes Conference Director Jane G. Tillman, PhD

The one-day conference will be Saturday, October 17, 8:30am to 5:00pm (followed by a reception) and will feature the following presentations and presenters: 

  • Psychoanalytic Contributions to the Understanding of Violence: The Influence of Gender on Psychogenesis, Manifestations and Treatment, presented by Jessica Yakeley, MD, a consultant psychiatrist in forensic psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic and director of medical education and associate medical director for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
  • A Murder Over a Girl, presented by Ken Corbett, PhD, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at the Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at New York University.
  • A Meta-cultural Approach to Sexual Assault: “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” presented by Peggy Reeves Sanday, PhD, professor emerita at the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught in the anthropology department from l972 to 2010.
  • Sex Crimes and the Public Square: Violence as a Means of Political Silence presented by Noëlle McAfee, PhD, professor of Philosophy at Emory University and a candidate at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute.

Continuing education credits will be offered at this conference and there is still time to register – just visit: www.austenriggs.org/2015-Fall-Conference. The registration fee of $175 includes breakfast, lunch and the conference reception on Saturday. 

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