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Speaker Program Meeting: September 18, 2021

Presenter: John S. Auerbach PhD

John S. Auerbach, Ph.D., is a Staff Psychologist in the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, where he works in the Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program.  He has held appointments in psychiatry at the University of Florida. East Tennessee State University, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Yale University School of Medicine.   He is also in private practice in Gainesville, Florida.  He is an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.  He serves on the editorial board of four professional journals. 


DATE:              Saturday, September 18, 2021

TIME:               8:15 am -9:15 am and 9:30 am-12:30 pm

LOCATION:     Online via Zoom

CHARGE:         8:15am:  $15member/ $20 non-member; (1 CME/CEU upon request); 

9:30am:  $10 to all ($45 non-members and friend members if requesting CME/CEUs; 3 CME/CEUs free to Clinical Members upon request, 9 CME/CEUs per speaker year free to Corresponding Members upon request,)

1:30pm:  $35 to Members, $45 to non-members (3 CME/CEUs included), $25 student rate (No CME/CEUS) The Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society is able to give CME/CEUs to those registered with the Florida Board of Medicine, The Florida Board of Psychology, and the Florida Board of Social Work.

Pay Online: TampaBayPsychoanalyticSociety.com

8:15am – 9:15am:  “What’s Going On: Personal and Racial Trauma in the Music of Marvin Gaye”

Summary:   Psychoanalysis is uniquely qualified, as a theoretical perspective, to understand how personal and sociocultural factors interact in personality development, both healthy and problematic. The great singer, songwriter, and musician Marvin Gaye provides a compelling and revealing case study for the interaction of personal and racial traumas in both art and personal adaptation.  Gaye’s masterpiece, What’s Going On, shows us how the personal interacts with the sociocultural not only in artistic creativity and production but also in broader social developments like the Black Lives Matter movement.  It also helps psychoanalytically oriented clinicians to understand how these themes reveal themselves in an individual case.  

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:

1.   To describe personal and racial trauma in the life of Marvin Gaye

2.   To describe how Marvin Gaye’s personal and racial traumas influenced his landmark record album, What’s Going On.


9:30am – 12:30pm: “Research in Psychoanalysis: Not an oxymoron and why it matters”

Summary: At a time when psychoanalysis is considered to be in decline and is routinely dismissed by psychology and psychiatry departments, psychoanalytic research has never been more vital, even if also often ignored by psychoanalytic clinicians. Psychoanalysis should be seen as a hybrid discipline, with elements of hermeneutics, since it pertains fundamentally to unconscious meanings, and of the empirical sciences, since it is possible to study in an empirically rigorous way the origins and consequences of these unconscious meanings. An integration of hermeneutic and scientific aspects of psychoanalysis will be presented, along with implications of scientific research for psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program the participant will be able to:

1.     To describe hermeneutic and scientific aspects of psychoanalysis.

2.     To describe implications of empirical research for psychoanalytic theory.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and (name of nonaccredited provider). 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 a maximum of [number of credits] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

Deadline for Payment Online is Wednesday, September 15th, by 5:00pm.  Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom invite Friday night, the 17th.  If you paid and did not receive an invite to the Zoom meeting , please contact Alan Alonso, LMHC, President of TBPS, at: PresidentTBPS2020@gmail.com , or call (813) 265-3859, ext. 4.

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TBPS provides high quality continuing education seminars and study groups in psychoanalytic theory and clinical application. It offers a supportive, inclusive, collegial community for mental health professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
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