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The Relativity of Morality in the Contemporary World

Date: May 4, 2018 7:00 pm

A very special evening

Anna Ornstein, M.D.


Moderator: Emily Kuriloff, Psy.D.


Who better to help us understand America today than a world renowned physician and psychoanalyst who survived both fascism and Communism? As she recently told the Boston Globe, "All our energy should go into preserving democracy - so what happened in Europe doesn't come close to happening in this country."



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Anna Ornstein, M.D., is a Professor Emerita of Child Psychology at the University of Cincinnati and a Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A psychoanalyst renowned for her work on the self, Anna's academic and clinical work explores the lives of children and adults, and the immense developmental power of early relationships. A  survivor of Auschwitz, she published a memoir, My Mother's Eyes: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl. Her large collection of psychoanalytic writing examines psychoanalytic psychotherapy, child psychotherapy and the process of post-Holocaust recovery.  Married to Paul Ornstein for more than 70 years, they were a psychoanalytic powerhouse, helping to create a sea change in which the development of identity and empathy are placed on par with conflict and interpretation, forever altering psychoanalysis.



Learning Objectives:


1. Discuss how psychoanalysis, both as a theory and practice, might guide activism in the context of a darkening time for democracy.

2. Describe the role of the analyst’s value system and morality in the treatment process.