Digital Melancholy by Richard Frankel, Ph.D.

Brief Abstract
The digital revolution is having profound effects on our psychic lives. Freud’s landmark essay “Mourning and Melancholia” will serve as the backdrop to an exploration, both inside and outside the consulting room, of what happens to our capacity for bearing psychic pain in the context of the ever-increasing digitization of everyday life.

Learning Objectives
After this intermediate/advanced presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the impact virtual practices are having on the grieving process as it manifests in the clinical encounter.
2. Explain Freud’s contributions to an understanding of the psycho-dynamics that are occurring in contemporary society around the issue of grief and mourning in a virtual age.
3. Identify how to use different psychoanalytic models to understand the impasses that can occur when digital technologies encroach upon a treatment relationship.

Biography
Richard Frankel, Ph.D. is a faculty member and supervisor at The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of The Adolescent Psyche: Jungian and Winnciottian Perspectives. He teaches at The Boston Institute for Psychotherapy and is a teaching associate and supervisor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - May 4, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Central Congregational Church
296 Angell Street (Diman Street entrance)
Providence, Rhode Island

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