Eric Smadja webinar 12.11.2022

Eric Smadja

Webinar on Contemporary Couples:
A psychoanalytical and Sociological approach

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Dr. Eric Smadja and Finnish Psychoanalytical Society are organising a Webinar concerning contemporary couples.
Contemporary couples have become unstable, fragile, polymorphous and demanding. In the webinar Dr. Smadja explores them by taking a twofold, psychoanalytic and sociological approach.
Starting from the historicity of the very notion of couple he first proposes his personal and multidimensional view, which constitutes an initial, theoretical construction.
Then he looks at their essential characteristics, both psychological and sociological, which leads to questions about contemporary society on the basis of certain aspects proper to it. He introduces some new notions and concepts like couple work, structural conflictualities (psychical and socio-
cultural), conjugal culture. Finally he undertakes a socio-psychoanalytical reflection considering also that contemporary couples are fashioned by different categories of recent major changes which he also examines.

Dr. Eric Smadja is a psychiatrist, a psychoanalyst, a member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, a guest member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a couples psychoanalyst. He works both in Paris and London.
He is also an anthropologist, an associate member of the American anthropological Association and a member of the Society for Psychological Anthropology. In 2007 he was awarded the IPA´s Prize for ” Exceptional Contribution made to psychoanalytical Research.”

He is the author of several books, among them: ”The Oedipus Complex, Focus of the Debate between Psychoanalysis and Anthropology (2009), ”The Couple: A pluridisciplinary Story” (2011), ”Freud and Culture” (2013), ”On Symbolism and Symbolisation” (2018). The date of webinar delivered via zoom, is 12.11.2022 at 12.30 – 16.30 (EET).

The Program:
12.30 – 14.15. ”Contemporary couples: A psychoanalytic and sociological Approach
14.30-14. Coffee break
14.45 – 16.30 ”Two Contemporary Issues:
– Homosexual couples with John and Marc
– Alice and Jean and the extraconjugal affair
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion

The fee of the webinar is 80 €. The invoice is sent automatically soon after the announcement via e-post. The bank account is FI8824141800009924 (Bic-code NDEAFIHH) . 

You get your zoom-link after having paid the fee in good time before the webinar. The last date for
announcement is 31.10.2022
Cancellations until 15.10.2022 100 % refund
Cancellation after 15.10.2022 no refunds will be issued