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Each year the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center and its graduate society, the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine (APM) hold a weekend symposium on a topic of special interest to the psychoanalytic community. These symposia are ordinarily open to the public for a small free to defray the costs of their production.
Recent past symposia include:
A 2006 symposium directed by Stuart Taylor andLila Kalinich, featuring André Green, and addressing the question, “What are the consequences of the father’s absence, and how is his absence represented in psychic and communal life?”
A 2008 symposium featured presentations by James Herzog and Elizabeth Young-Bruehl among many others and offered a unique opportunity to hear numerous psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically-informed experts from allied fields express their thoughts and concerns about the determining role of sibling relations in individual, group, and social life.
Our 2009 symposium aimed to stimulate a discussion between child and adult analysts using action as the point of departure. Pariticipants included John, Burton, MD, Judy Yanof, MD, Pamela Meersand, PhD, Lucy Lafarge, MD, Eve Caligor, MD, Christine Anzieu-Premmerer, MD and Edward Kenny.