Malignant Passionate Attachments: Unbearable Separations with Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose at NPAP

Presents Malignant Passionate Attachments: Unbearable Separations
Presenter: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, Visiting Scholar

Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
NPAP, 40 WEST 13 STREET, # 216, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), Handicap accessible facility

This presentation, by an illuminating, internationally known psychoanalyst, encapsulates a foray into love, passion, and its blind alleys. How does passion become lethal and stifling, so that attachment dominates the psyche and fatally entraps it? At such times, separation and growth are no longer attainable and self-disintegration occurs. What psychoanalytic understanding can unlock such misery? The presenter postulates that “retrieving the original pathogenic experience, translating it into a narrative form liberates patients from their frozen passionate relationships.” Clinical material will elucidate the theory.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending the presentation participants will be able to:

· Describe how therapy addresses patients with lethal attachments to love and passion.

· Identify how self-disintegration occurs for patients with such strong attachment needs for love and passion.


Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD Graduate of Universite de Buenos Aires. Member, New York Psychoanalytic Institute; Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine; Center for Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Guest lecturer at American and International Institutes. Editor, On Freud’s Femininity. Author of many articles on identity, creativity, hope, transmission of trauma, women’s development, femininity, couples, and gender issues. Private practice, New York, NY.

1.5 CE contact hours will be granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion, a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all participants.

Open to NPAP members and candidates at no cost; and to non-members for a fee of $30. Registration is suggested.

RSVP: / 212.924.7440

Committee: Alice Entin (Chair), Murray Gelman, Judy Ann Kaplan, Edith Laufer, Loveleen Posmentier, Judith Rappaport, Penny Rosen, Claire Steinberger, Hanna Turken.


National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0139.

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