Psychedelics in an Age of Freud and Pharmacology: What Happened Before, What is Happening Now, Why it Matters

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center 2460 Fairmount Blvd #312, Cleveland, OH, United States +1 more

Presenter: Anne Harrington, Ph.D. In the 1940s, the drug company Sandoz sponsored a study of LSD at the University of Zurich which came to the conclusion that this was a drug that made normal people temporarily schizophrenic. Sandoz subsequently decided to promote LSD as a research drug for experimental investigations of schizophrenia, and especially its […]

Visiting Scholars Weekend: “A new perspective on Freud’s thinking on truth, it’s foundational role in psychoanalysis, and its contemporary relevance”

Baker Nord Center for the Humanities on Case Western Reserve University Campus Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH, United States

Rachel Blass presents “A new perspective on Freud’s thinking on truth, it’s foundational role in psychoanalysis, and its contemporary relevance." At the foundation of Freud’s thinking is the idea that psychopathology is the result of denial. Truths denied lead to a distorted reality and accordingly coming to know these truths, discovering the true meanings underlying […]

Visiting Scholar Weekend: On the special nature of Kleinian transference interpretation, and why it is essential to analytic cure”

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center 2460 Fairmount Blvd #312, Cleveland, OH, United States

Rachel Blass presents “On the special nature of Kleinian transference interpretation, and why it is essential to analytic cure." The idea that transference interpretation plays an important role in the analytic process is a familiar one. Underlying the London Kleinian approach is the idea that it is not only essential to the process but that […]

Visiting Scholar Weekend: “On the Kleinian View of Narcissism: self-love, perfection and idealization as forces of destruction”

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center 2460 Fairmount Blvd #312, Cleveland, OH, United States

Rachel Blass presents “On the Kleinian view of narcissism: self-love, perfection and idealization as forces of destruction." In this course we will examine the Kleinian approach to narcissism, focusing on the works of Melanie Klein, Joan Riviere and Herbert Rosenfeld. We will see how and why in this approach narcissism and the self-love, sense of […]