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2020-2021 Speaker Programs


October 17, 2020 - John Auerbach, PhD

9:30am - "God said to Abraham, 'Kill Me a son': A psychoanalytic reflection on the Binding of Isaac."

1:30pm - "Ethnicity, race, and identity: An historical and intersubjectivist approach."


November 7, 2020 - Decolonize Your Mind - Anti-racist Literature 

Panel: Lycia Alexander Guerra, MD; Linda Berkowitz, LMHC; Aisha Abbasi, MD; Carolyn Smith, LMHC


January 9, 2021 - Bruce Reis, PhD

8:15am - "Monsters, dreams and madness: Explorations in the Freudian Intersubjective"

9:30am - "Zombie States: Reconsidering the relationship between life and death instincts"

1:30pm - "Duende and the shape of things unknown" 


February 6, 2021 -  Sheila Cavanagh, PhD

8:15am - "Transpsychoanalytics: Gender, Sexuality and Transgender Studies in the Clinic"

9:30am - "Tiresias, Oedipus and Antigone: the Oedipal trilogy revisited"


March 6, 2021 - Naomi Snider 

8:15am - "Q&A - Reflections on the social in psychoanalysis in a time of socio-political upheaval"

9:30am - "'Why didn't she walk away?' Toward a psychoanalytic understanding of why patriarchy persists"

1:30pm - "Knowing this then what? A house divided: can our psychoanalytic tools be used to dismantle the master’s house?"

(To register, please contact Alan Alonso: presidenttbps2020@gmail.com)


April 10, 2021 - Mari Ruti, PhD

8:15am - “When the Cure Is that There Is No Cure.”

9:30am - “Melancholia, Mourning, and Creativity”

1:30pm - “Mourning and Melancholia in Everyday Life”


May 15, 2021 - Psychoanalytic Ideas in Film: the Freud Film Festival

Panel: Doris Ryan PhD, Lycia Alexander-Guerra MD, Linda Berkowitz LMHC, John Auerbach PhD, Rodrick Colbert

9:30am - “Psychoanalytic Ideas in Film: the Freud Film Festival"

To Register for this event, please contact Alan Alonso at PresidentTBPS2020@gmail.com


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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