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Adelphi University: Why Does Patriarchy Persist? Psychoanalytic perspectives in the Time of Trump and #MeToo

  • Adelphi University Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 203 Garden City, NY 11530 (map)

Both morning and afternoon presentations will be followed by audience discussions that will address the implications of these ideas for psychoanalytic theory and practice.

  • Can psychoanalysis in its liberatory impulse encourage a healthy resistance to patriarchy’s persistence?

  • Do the structures of patriarchy play out clinically in the analyst-patient relationship and with respect to termination?  

  • Can moves from healthy protest to despair and detachment be tracked in the clinical situation and how can the anger of hope be distinguished from the anger of despair?