The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to attend The Status of Women
An Evening with Vivian Pender, MD, Alexander Kalogerakis, MD and Sargam Mona Jain, MD
March 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC
General Admission: $10, All proceeds support the A.A. Brill Library, Register Here
The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to an evening with the editor and several contributors to the recent publication The Status of Women: Violence, Identity and Activism (Karnac, 2016). Together they will discuss the book’s overall project and review their own individual contributions. This will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
This book examines the current status of women. It consists of a collection of papers that focus on the political, economic, biologic, cultural, academic and psychological challenges that confront women worldwide. The contributors, from the International Psychoanalytical Association’s United Nations Committee and from a variety of disciplines, draw on their experience to consider how women are symbolized in society today. They offer perspectives on why the status of women and girls has not changed in some areas of the world while in others there has been discrete and noteworthy progress, sometimes followed by reactionary backlash. The book emphasizes how and why women’s status has evolved, stalled or regressed to its present place. In the current era of globalization, new paradigms and the creation of new possibilities are necessary for women to think about their identity, their relationships, and their place in society. The Status of Women offers new perspectives on the broad scope of psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Vivian B. Pender, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst at Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is a Trustee of the American Psychiatric Association. At the United Nations she represents the International Psychoanalytical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Until 2011, she chaired the NGO Committee on the Status of Women and now chairs the NGO Committee on Mental Health. Dr. Pender is a volunteer Asylum Evaluator for Physicians for Human Rights. She is the author of journal articles and a book chapter on affect, motivation, pregnancy, female psychology and women’s health. She produced four documentaries related to conferences at the UN on mental health, human rights, human trafficking and violence. She is the editor of The Status of Women: Violence, Identity and Activism (Karnac, 2016).
Alexander D. Kalogerakis, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Child/Adolescent Supervising Analyst and member of the Faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. He is a member of the United Nations Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Dr. Kalogerakis is a contributor to The Status of Women and his chapter is entitled “Women and Migration: Children on the Move”.
Sargam Mona Jain, M.D. is Instructor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a 3rd year candidate in Adult Psychoanalysis at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is also a member of the United Nations Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Dr. Jain is a contributor to The Status of Women and her chapter is entitled “Simone de Beauvoir and the Trauma of Sexism”.
NO CME OR CE CREDITS WILL BE OFFERED.
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