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The Freud/Ferenczi Letters:
A Night of Psychoanalytic Theatre

The Actors:
Elliot Adler, Ph.D., ABPP
Louise De Costa, Ph.D., LCSW
Neil Skolnick, Ph.D.
Isaac Tylim, Psy.D., ABPP

Creative Director:
Louise De Costa, Ph.D., LCSW

The Evening:
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:30 PM
Production Starts Promptly, Followed by An Interactive Discussion
with the Actors/Psychoanalysts. Refreshments served.

WSI, 41 East 11th Street 4th Floor NYC
(between University Place and Broadway)

To Register see below.

The Freud/Ferenczi Letters:

Sandor Ferenczi was first introduced to Sigmund Freud in 1908. By all accounts, they experienced an immediate mutual attraction. Freud, 52 years of age at that time, had already created the theoretical scaffolding for a comprehensive psychology of the unconscious. Ferenczi, 17 years his junior, was a humanistically minded Hungarian psychiatrist who had made original contributions to the study of homosexual and transgendered femininity. By turns, mentor and heir, colleague and collaborator, analyst and analysand, above all, ambivalent father and son, the arc of their friendship embraced multiple roles and moods-all revealed in a remarkable correspondence of more than 1200 letters over a period of 25 years.

Our intention in creating a dramatic reading of selected letters is to create a living conversation between these two historic figures. Their letters reveal a complex, and at times highly contentious relationship as they struggled to find a way to deal with colleagues, their patients, their loved ones and especially with each other. Theories and "rules of technique" that have been passed down as our therapeutic legacy bear the imprint of their conflict. The reverberations of this conflict continue to echo through our contemporary psychoanalytic debate.

Payment & Registration:
$60 General Admission
$10 Students and Candidates
$20 WSI Faculty and Staff
No Fee for candidates at WSI

Susan A. Klett, LCSW-R, BCD, NCPsyA, Director of Continuing Education, WSI
Email: sk409@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 755-4765

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Washington Square Institute
41 E. 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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Washington Square Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Washington Square Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Participants in the conference will receive 3 CE credits.

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