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Annual Scientific Conference

Sex and the Psyche

Saturday, December 6th - 10 am to 5 pm

Lycee Francaise, 505 East 75th Street at York Avenue


This year's conference focuses on the latest thinking about the psychic significance of gender.

Dr. Lucy Holmes presents a new theory of female development based on the triangulation of the female unconscious and the importance of internalized objects. Dr. Eugene Kalin will respond.

Dr. Elisabeth Young-Bruehl offers her ideas about recent shifts in psychoanalytic theories of women and how they are reflected in the socio-politcal landscape. Dr. Siamak Movahedi will respond.

Dr. Theodore Laquercia and Dr. Eliott Zeisel will lead audience discussion following the presentations.

Conference includes luncheon and wine & cheese reception.


Case Presentations

Friday, December 5th, 7:30-9:00 pm

Great Hall at CMPS

In conjunction with the annual conference, the Center is hosting a night of case presentations by students enrolled in the CMPS Certificate Training Program. Drs. Lucy Holmes and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl will offer comments and lead the discussion. Cases to be presented for discussion: “Fear of Falling and the Self- Holding Defense in a Schizoaffective Woman,” presented by Nicholas Ganoudis; “Don’t You See I’m Pregnant?” presented by Jennifer Lieber.

No charge CMPS conference registrants. $10/non-registrants.

RSVP necessary, 212-260-7050 or email: