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Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Presents: The Annual Vamik Volkan Lecture
Harold Blum, MD
Past Executive Director of The Sigmund Freud Archives
“Freud’s Childhood History and its Influence on his Future Work”
Date & Time:
Friday April 12, 2019 (2 CMEs/CEs available)
5:00-6:00 PM Cocktails
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Saturday April 13, 2019 (3 CME/CE’s available)
9:00AM-10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Place: Farmington Country Club, 1625 Country Club Cir, Charlottesville, VA 22901
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$125.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 12:00 PM); $135.00 after that date.
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) without dinner-$75.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $85.00 after that date. –
Saturday (3 CE’s) with breakfast-$100.00, if paid by Monday
April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $110.00 after that date.
-Saturday (3 CE’s) without breakfast-$70.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $80.00 after that date.
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$140.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $150.00 after that date.
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) without dinner-$.8500, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $95.00 after that date.
-Saturday (3 CE’s) with breakfast- $115.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $125.00 after that date.
-Saturday (3 CE’s) without breakfast-$95.00, if paid Monday
April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $105.00 after that
-Friday Night with dinner-$25.00, if paid by Monday April 8,
2019 (12:00 PM); $30.00 if paid after that date.
-Friday Night without dinner-Free.
-Saturday with breakfast-$15.00, if paid by Monday April 8,
2019 (12:00 PM); $25.00 if paid after that date.
– Saturday without breakfast-free
Auditing (no CE credits) without
dinner (no cost).
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225
- Explicate new elements of Freud’s early life that influenced his future work.
- Elucidate Freud as a child on the margin of the society and culture, with financial insecurity and
- Explain the correlations between Freud’s experiences and his development of theory at different times.
- Demonstrate the correlations among Freud’s childhood experiences, his theories and the development
of psychoanalysis and technique.
About Dr. Blum
A world-renowned psychiatrist/psychoanalyst, author, and lecturer, Dr. Blum is the former Executive
Director of the The Sigmund Freud Archives (1986-2014) and still serves as Emeritus Executive Director.
He gave the Freud Lecture in Frankfurt, Germany in 2002; published “Freud’s correspondence” in the
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1995; discussed Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis:
The Question of God, Freud and Religion on television in 2004; and presented Freud Yesterday, Freud,
Today at the Freud Museum in London for the British Psychoanalytical Society in 2005. He has also
been Senior Advisor of The Freud Exhibit at The Library of Congress (1994-2001). He co-organized and
chaired Psychological Birth and Infant Development in Sigmund Freud’s Birthplace, Pribor, Czech
Republic with Eva Papiasvili in 2013.
Dr. Blum served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from
1973-1983. Following that, he served as Consulting Associate Editor for the International Journal of
Dr. Blum began the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Symposia on Psychoanalysis and Art in
Florence, Italy, and chaired the symposium five times from 1997-2011.
Dr. Blum has authored nearly two hundred papers, including “Freud is Everywhere”, featured on Twitter
by the American Psychiatric Association and “Freud the Man of Letters.” He has authored ten books to
date, including the revolutionary volume in 1977, Female Psychology, which updated and corrected many
of Freud’s mistaken notions about the childhood development of women. His volume, Defense and
Resistance is also a classic. His most recent book, co-authored with other world-famous analysts, Henry
Parens and Salman Akhtar, is called The Unbroken Soul: Tragedy, Trauma, and Human Resilience
(Margaret S. Mahler Series). Aronson, 2008.
In addition, Dr. Blum received the first Sigourney Award for excellence from the American
Psychoanalytic Association (1990).