Friday May 14, 2021
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society presents
The Annual Vamik Volkan, M.D. Lecture
Alan Bass, Ph.D., F.I.P.A.
Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society and IPTAR
“Freud and His Theories, Then and Now”
Friday evening, May 14, 2021
Saturday morning, May 15, 2021
Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540
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Cost: $20 / Free for trainees
UP TO 5 CME or CEU Credits
available at no extra charge
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Alan Bass Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. He is a supervising and
training analyst and faculty member at IPTAR, (where he directs the Respecialization Program),
and the Contemporary Freudian Society. He also is on the graduate philosophy faculty of The
New School for Social Research. He has authored three books (Difference and Disavowal:
The Trauma of Eros; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care; and Fetishism,
Psychoanalysis and Philosophy: The Iridescent Thing), many articles, four annotated
translations of books by Jacques Derrida, and is the editor of The Undecidable Unconscious: A
Journal of Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis. His latest essay, “Murderous Racism as Normal
Psychosis: The Case of Dylann Roof” will be published this year in the Journal of the American
FRIDAY Via Zoom – The Early Development of Freud’s Theories and His Self-Analysis.
Time: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Socializing
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Q & A
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Socializing
Starting with his early investigations of hysteria, Freud came to understand that he had to
develop a new theory of mind to understand the neuroses in general. This theory developed
unevenly. It includes such crucial concepts as the unconscious, dream interpretation, defense,
transference, free association, memory, trauma, fantasy, and the psychic apparatus. During this
period Freud also conducted a self-analysis which illuminates all these concepts, and gives a
vivid picture Freud’s personal struggles and their relation to his most creative period.
1. To get a sense of Freud’s personal history and its relation to his theories.
2. To understand the early development of clinical technique.
3. To understand the early trauma theory.
4. To understand how the trauma theory became the theory of unconscious wishes and fantasies.
1. Studies on Hysteria, Chaps. 1 and 5, S.E. 2.
2. “The Neuro-Psychoses of Defense,” S.E. 3.
3. “The Aetiology of Hysteria,” S.E. 3.
4. The Interpretation of Dreams, Chap. 2 and selections. S.E. 4.
5. The Complete Letter of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, selections.
SATURDAY – via Zoom – Freud’s Late Theory of Trauma and its Relation to His Final
Works. With discussion of a case of trauma presented by Dr. Norman Camp.
Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In 1920, in Beyond the Pleasure Principle Freud realized that the repetition of trauma in dreams
called for important modifications of his thinking. The explanation of traumatic dreams became
an important springboard for crucial revisions of drive theory, the ego, and anxiety. In his very
late work this also led to a theory of repetition of trauma historically, in relation to group
1. To understand why trauma is repeated in dreams.
2. To understand why repetition of trauma in dreams leads to a new theory of anxiety.
3. To understand how the new theory of anxiety changes the understanding of symptom formation.
4. To understand Freud’s thinking about the historical transmission of trauma.
1. Beyond the Pleasure Principle, S.E. 18.
2. The Ego and the Id, S.E. 19.
3. Inhibition, Symptom, and Anxiety, S.E. 20.
4. Moses and Monotheism, S.E. 23.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation
requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic
Association and the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic
Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 5.0
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any
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Counselors in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Virginia Board of Psychology.
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