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Visiting Speaker: Catherine Mathelin (Paris)

Speaking of Lacan - Guest Speaker Presentation

Speaker: Dr Catherine Mathelin Vanier (Paris)

Dr. Catherine Mathelin Vanier is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris. She is a member and past president of Espace Psychanaytique. A contributor to numerous edited volumes and journals, she is the author of, among other books, Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children: The Broken Piano, Le sourire de la Joconde, Cliniques psychanalytiques avec les bebes prematures, Comment survivre en famille, and the recent Qu’est ce que ona fait a Freud pour avoir des enfants pareils? She also works in neonatal intensive care, and is associate professor at the Research Centre for Psychoanalysis, Medecine, and Society of the University of Paris-7.

Title: Fears and Phobias in Child Psychoanalysis

With a clinical case presentation, this seminar will explore a number of questions frequently arising in work with children: what are the differences between fears, phobias and anxiety? What is the structuring role of fear, of fantasy and of the phobic object? What can we learn from infantile neurosis and the symptoms of fear and phobia? As Lacan insisted: anxiety is never without an object.

Date: Friday, Nov. 2

Time: 7:00.- 9:30 p.m.

Place: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.) 252 Bloor St. W. (at St. George St.)

Room: 8-180 (eighth floor)

Cost: $50.00 ($20.00 for students with I.D)

Please R.S.V.P. by phone or e-mail. Payment prior to the event would be greatly appreciated in order to cover costs in advance. However, payment may also be made at the door. Cheques should be made payable to: Dr. Mavis Himes, c/o Speaking of Lacan and sent with registration to:

Dr. Mavis Himes
554 Spadina Cres.
Toronto, ON M5S 2J9

Receipts will be available at the time of the presentation.

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