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52nd ATPPP Scientific Session

52nd ATPPP Scientific Session


Presenter: Martina Burdet

Discussant: Martin Gauthier, MD

Postponed – New Session Date TBA

Cost: $100

Open to all by registration. Preregistration is required.

Due to current public health concerns the 52nd ATPPP Scientific Session scheduled for May 2, 2020 has been postponed. An updated session date will be announced on our website when available.

The use of “@” crossing the title of the lecture speaks about something new, not only because we are speaking about our current world immersed in new technology, but also because this lecture has the goal to point out how revolution in the cyberspace has produced changes in human beings relationships. The current phenomenon of the use of a huge amount of images demonstrates the importance of this new way of being: being, shown and seen. This brings new questions to the theory and to the clinical practitioners. Is it in general a new way for the psyche self-construction? In some specific cases, is it linked with an unconscious early trauma?

Beside this classical theory exposed, Dr. Burdet will also propose new perspectives to be discussed with the audience: is it possible to understand the interactions between gaze and auto exhibition as a new way of searching ones own identity?

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session participants will be able:

  1. To discuss the notion of over-excitement as the source of the new face of love nowadays that supposes the increasing agony of Eros and the victory of Narcissus. Eros versus Narcissus as metaphors and symbols of different psychopathological structures will be explained and exposed with clinical material.
  2. To formulate a conception of the revolution of temporality characterized as a constant attention to the present or presentism.
  3. To formulate a conception of the “new” use of an image in our daily life, as well as inside the psychotherapy session with the patients. This aspect is also linked with the two previous ones.
ATPPP Scientific Committee

Marco Posadas, MSW, RSW Chair
Doron Almagor, MD, FRCP
Claire Lunney, MD, CCFP

Martina Burdet

Martina Burdet Dombald is a Full Member and Training Analyst at the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association (Spain), component Society of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and Member of the SPP (Société Psychanalytique de Paris). Currently working in private practice in Madrid. She has participated in different positions: member of the Board at her Society, Publication Committee, Teacher and Supervisor at the Psychoanalytical Training Institute. Since 2016 General Secretary of the European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF). Member of the Sino European project between EPF and the Chinese Association for Mental Health (CAMH). She is the author of many publications about: Masoquism, Transference-Countertranference, Psychosexuality, Oedipus Complex, Excitation, Love and Trauma. She recently published (2018) her first book: Love in the Internet Era. Do you l@ve me or do you follow me (Underbau. Spanish version). Will be soon available in English.

Martin Gauthier, MD

Martin Gauthier, MD is a training psychoanalyst, member of the Société psychanalytique de Montréal, a branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. He is also a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Montreal (McGill University Health Center). He is a former president of his local society and of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, a former director of his training institute as well as a former member of the Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has published in various psychoanalytic journals, most recently on the impact of new technology on our experience of space.

This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2019/2020 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

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