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SCIENTIFIC MEETING – Post-Truth in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Culture

SCIENTIFIC MEETING - Post-Truth in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Culture

Presenter: Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot, PhD

Saturday, May 13, 2023: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

TPS Scientific Meeting: Open to All

** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – Registration deadline is one week prior to the meeting. Preregistration is required.

This lecture will center on the conundrum of truth in psychoanalysis and its transformation from singular to plural form (from Truth to truths). Linked to basic human needs, various truths inhabit and structure the psyche, with subjectivity evolving through the dynamic tensions and conflicts amongst them. Exploring this epistemic multiplicity, psychic malaise and hegemonic discourse will be discussed in terms of the sovereignty of particular truths alongside the repression and dissociation of others. In this context “post-truth” will be analyzed terms of a regressive tendency to grant truth a single definition that is consequently imposed on the psyche, and the foreclosing of truth’s relevance in both the personal and the social sphere.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. A psychological definition of truth
  2. An analysis of the positioning and relevance of truth in psychoanalysis
  3. A formulation of three phases of post-truth and their cultural manifestations
Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot, PhD

Clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and teacher in the Tel Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TAICP). She teaches and supervises in the Interdisciplinary Study Program of the Humanities Faculty and in the Doctoral and Psychotherapy tracks in the School of Psychotherapy, Sackler school of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis. She writes and lectures on Freud, Lacan and Truth, integrating perspectives of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and cultural studies. Her book Truth Matters: Theory and Practice in Psychoanalysis was published by Brill in 2016. She lives and practices in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel.

This event is eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour). This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 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. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.

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