White Society Colloquium: Mary Gail Frawley O'Dea & Richard Gartner
The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology cordially invites you to the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society 2012-2013 Colloquium Series:
Mary Gail Frawley O'Dea, Ph.D.: Perversion of Power When Mourning Never Comes: The Failure to Mourn and Its Impact on Healing After Trauma
This paper will address the role of mourning in healing from individual, family, group, or cultural trauma. It will also examine the consequences for those constituencies when there is a failure to mourn.
Speaker: Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea, Ph.D.,is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and trauma specialist. She is author of Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church; co-editor of Predatory Priests, Silenced Victims: The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Catholic Church, and co-author of Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse and The Supervisory Relationship: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. She lives in Charlotte, NC where she is Co-Director and Clinical Director of Presbyterian Samaritan Center.
Richard Gartner, Ph.D.: Trauma And Counter-Trauma: On Being Simply Human
Vicarious traumatization has long been known to be a common occupational hazard when working with trauma victims, but it is rarely discussed in depth from a personal perspective. This paper will draw from the author's experiences working with sexually abused men to demonstrate how he has been affected by his work.
Speaker: Richard Gartner, Ph.D., is Training and Supervising Analyst, faculty and Founding Director of the Sexual Abuse Service at the White Institute, which honored him with its Director's Award for his contributions to the psychoanalytic understanding of trauma. Dr. Gartner is the author of Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men and Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse and editor of Memories of Sexual Betrayal: Truth, Fantasy, Repression, and Dissociation. A founder of MaleSurvivor.org and a pioneer in treating sexually abused men, he is frequently quoted in the popular media.
Moderator: Ernesto Mujica, Ph.D. is a supervisor of psychotherapy at the W.A. White Institute, and is Associate Editor of the institute's journal, Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is on the supervising faculty of the clinical psychology programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, and CUNY. Dr. Mujica is Clinical Chair of the November 2012 MaleSurvivor.org International Conference in NYC. He served as President of NYSPA's Division of Psychoanalysis in 2010, and is Member-at-Large for APA's Division of Psychoanalysis.
Refreshments will be served at 7:30 PM and after the presentation. Presentation starts at 8:00 PM.
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New York, NY 10023
There is no charge for this evening but seating is limited. RSVP NOW to reserve a space!
At the conclusion of this workshop:
1. The participant will improve his or her understanding of the role of mourning in healing from individual, family, group, or cultural trauma.
2. The participant will appreciate the clinical consequences for failure to mourn.
3. The participant will reflect on vicarious traumatization has long been known to be a common occupational hazard when working with trauma victims.
4. The participant will, confront the reasons this traumatization of mental health professionals is rarely discussed.
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