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2018 Roberta Held Weiss Lecture

Date: Apr 27, 2018 7:30 pm

How Psychoanalysis Got Sexually Conservative: The “Jewish Science” Crosses the Atlantic

Dagmar Herzog, Ph.D.

Friday April 27, 2018

7:30 PM

Dagmar Herzog is the Distinguished Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Her work focuses on the history of  psychoanalysis and psychiatry, sexual politics in a global context and the political and intellectual history of modern Europe. Dr. Herzog’s books include: Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes and Sex After Fascism: Memory & Morality in Twentieth Century Germany.

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1.    Understand better the value of historical contextualization of psychoanalytic theories and how dramatically the content and meaning of - seemingly transhistorically consistent - terminology can change.



2.     Recognize the complex conjunction of factors that contributed to the de- and resexualization (but in a conservative direction) of psychoanalysis in the first two decades of the Cold War in the US, with special attention to the "Christianization" of "the Jewish science."



1.5 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR Psychologist, Social Workers, Licensed Psychoanalysts, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.