Magic, Myth in Everyday Life: Sex and Love (Pay at the door) | View Full Calendar
Presented by Daniel E. Fast, MD, DFAPA,
Love, that most potent of attracting forces between humans, may be attributed to the actions of gods—both as blessing and curse. Magic has been invoked to both draw people together, to keep them faithful and to render them asunder. Over millennia, supernatural tales enable humans to cope with mental phenomena unexplainable by rational processes. We explore the varieties of magical phenomena in the unconscious and how these are projected into the perceived “real” world. In this brief seminar, we are unable to cover all areas of interest; much will be determined by class interest. We explore the tales of Adam & Eve and other First Man/First Woman myths and tales of distorted sexuality—Minotaur, Medusa, Lamia, and Satyrs. Sexual developmental conflicts are seen in Oedipus, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Wizard of Oz; Great lovers and their struggles: Gilgamesh & Enkidu, Samson & Delilah, Heloïse & Abelard, Romeo & Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid. An extensive bibliography is provided. Please bring to the class a concise paragraph about a favorite or perplexing myth, a fairy tale, a movie or television show to stimulate our discussions.
Upon completion of the program participants should be able to
• Comprehend basic human issues of sexual identity, sexual roles, gender and love explained by magical stories
• Grasp the basic struggles relative to achieving coherent sexual identity, play out a gender role and cope with the existential separation of individuals longing to reunite
• Explore the primitive mental functions of denial, projection, projective identification and splitting inherent in the perception of non-factual phenomena
• Appreciate the wide variety of non-rational processes in our daily experience and continuing need for reassurance
Daniel E. Fast, MD, DFAPA, is a graduate of the Analytic Program at NCP and is in private practice in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. He is an Associate clinical Professor (Voluntary) of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
New Center for Psychoanalysis
9 AM–1 PM CE/CME Credits: 4
$75 pre-registration; $80 at the door
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 4 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Psychologists report directly to the MCEP using its form. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.
SOCIAL WORKERS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: CE
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.