Learning to Hear: Psychoanalysis, History, and Radical Ethics

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presented by:
Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD

Learning to Hear: Psychoanalysis, History, and Radical Ethics

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107

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In this workshop, Orange describes how when suddenly single-sided deaf at the age of 66, hearing became very important to her. Attentive listening informed by Freud, Loewald, Kohut, relationalists and intersubjectivists had allowed much to go missing. Newly attentive to voices silenced by trauma, culture, discrimination and persecution, she explores in this workshop how psychoanalysts might begin to hear missing voices and become more attentive to hearing backwards (Nachträglichkeit).

This workshop will address, without completeness, many questions. How do voices become silenced and what prevents their emergence, particularly in the American context? How does one make white privilege conscious? What responsibility does psychoanalysis hold for the silencing, and for hearing and responding? If the gift of the psychoanalytic tradition to the world is to provide an invitation to such hearing, what attitudes does such a gift require cultivating among us? How does the ethical turn relate to daily clinical work?

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the unobtrusive relational analyst position and distinguish this from classical analytic neutrality and abstinence.

  2. Recognize the flow of enactment in their practice and be unobtrusive to this process

  3. Discern patients and states that require a companioning register of engagement as opposed to leaning on interpretive and reflective modes of treatment.


Educated in philosophy, clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD teaches at NYU Postdoc, IPSS and in private study groups. Recent books are Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies (2010), and The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (2011), Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians: The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis (2016), and Climate Justice, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics (2017).


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 4.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychoanalysts:

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of this event. Due to New York State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate.

Fees

Early Registration
$100 general public
$85 NIPPA members
$65 candidates & students

General Registration
$125 general public
$110 NIPPA members
$90 candidates & students

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the event or for no-shows on the day of the event.