Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society

Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society, Inc.

Speaker Program Meeting: September 15, 2018

Presenter: Jill Gentile PhD

Jill Gentile, PhD is a faculty member at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and faculty and supervisor at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. She is a corresponding editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis; on the editorial boards of Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, and The Candidate Journal (advisory). She has published many scholarly journal articles on personal agency, desire, and symbolic life, and her public essays have been featured in the Huffington Post, the New School’s Public Seminar, and the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Philosophical Salon. Her book, Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire, with Michael Macrone (Karnac, 2016) examines the mutual relevance between psychoanalysis and democracy through the lenses of free speech and the female body.  She was awarded the 2017 Gradiva Award for her essay, “What is special about speech?” She has also served as a consultant to the film The Tale, which will premiere at Sundance in 2018.


DATE:                     Saturday, September 15, 2018

TIME:                      8:15-9:15 am; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.

LOCATION:             13919 Carrollwood Village Run, Tampa, FL 33618

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

9:30am: $10 non-members /Free to Members ($45 non-members if requesting CEUs;

CEUs free to members upon request)

1:30pm: $35 charge to members / $45 to non-members; (3 hrs. CE credits upon request).

Student “Bring a Friend” group discount available for two or more current students by request $25 per person.  No CEUs included.

Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm--Boxed lunch will be available by reservation $12.50 if order and paid one week in advance, $15 after deadline, up to two days in advance.  (see menu below)

  (8:15am-9:15am) " On desire, agency, and the eternal validity of psychoanalysis "

Summary:  We will discuss how psychoanalysis's true mission is to democratize desire. The therapeutic action of agency will be considered in this context.  

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

CME Criteria

1.      Describe the therapeutic action of agency and desire

2.      Describe ways in which we listen for desire, truth, and facilitate agency

3.      Describe the transcendent dimension within psychoanalysis

(9:30am-12:30pm) " Between Psychoanalysis and Democracy: On Free Speech and Feminine Law”

Summary:  This session will describe an analogy between psychoanalysis and democracy, and between the Fundamental Rule and the First Amendment.  We will discern the basis for a feminine law. Naming such law enables democratic movement —beyond conditions of patriarchy. 

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

1.      Describe features which psychoanalysis shares with democracy

2.      Describe the commonalities between the Fundamental Rule of psychoanalysis and the First Amendment of the US Constitution 

3.      Describe the basis for discerning feminine law and name how feminine law may enrich and guide psychoanalytic and democratic practices

 (1:30-4:30 pm) " Between the Familiar and Stranger: Repudiated Love and Oedipal Enfranchisement”

Summary: This session will describe a path whereby oedipal phenomena and erotic desire facilitate the reclaiming of repudiated love of the Other, thereby enriching attachment and homeland security.

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

1.      Describe how attachment theory is both a behavioral system and, implicitly, a conception of the desiring and agentic subject.

2.      Describe how attachment classifications (from insecure to secure) may be conceived along a phenomenological trajectory of signifying desire in a primary relationship

3.        Describe a path whereby oedipal phenomena and the exposure of erotic desire enables us to contemplate a more robust conception of attachment/ homeland security by enabling the reclaiming of repudiated love of the other.


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 the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society. 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 7 hours 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society has been approved by the Florida Dept. of Health to provide Continuing Education Accreditation to Psychologists (Provider # PCE-46, Exp. 5/20) and Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors (Provider # BAP 423, Exp. 3/19). The Society certifies that these courses meet the requirements of the Board on an hour-per-hour basis for continuing education credits.

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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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