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Clinical and Cultural Study through a Psychoanalytic Lens

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May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clinical and Cultural Study through a Psychoanalytic Lens


This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.



In recent years there has been an explosion of research in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed fields of study. This has advanced both the understanding of human motivation and the effectiveness of treatment approaches.  The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, (BGSP), is dedicated to the importance of systematic investigation in its degree and training programs. This panel of graduates of Master’s and Doctoral programs share their clinical and cultural projects followed by discussion.


Hegemonic, Marginalized, Traditional & Polyamorous Masculinities.

This study presents an outlining of the masculinities crisis in theory and practice.

Jon V. Dzitko, Psya.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bentley University and a graduate instructor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (Society and Culture Program).  His work focuses on marginalized American masculinities and culturally specific emotional practices.  He is currently researching the liberal homeschooling movement in America (Unschooling), and how fathers and sons perform and formulate their masculine identities through intergenerational emotions and cultural practices.


The Study of Nonverbal Behavior in a Case of Schizophrenia 

This study provides an investigation of nonverbal expressions and sexual and aggressive enactments in order to develop a deeper understanding of what is being communicated vis a vis the patient’s regressive mental states.

Bianca Grace, M.A. is a recent graduate of the Master’s Program in Mental Health Counseling at BGSP.


Clinical Observation and Theoretical Analysis of Transference   

This study examines direct and symbolic communication in a patient defended against contact.   Clinical and investigative analysis intertwine, leading to a deeper understanding of what lies beneath early defenses and ways to work with them.

Patricia Hugenberger, MSW, Psya.D.  BGSP Faculty


Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how the psychoanalytic lens is applied to a study in the humanities.
  2. Discuss how the psychoanalytic lens is applied to a sociological study of masculinity.
  3. Discuss how observations and inferences are used to influence clinical work.


CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $25 per event for 2 CE’s/Clock Hours*



May 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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