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Day in Psychoanalysis 2023

CPS & TPS&I Present

Day in Psychoanalysis

Ethical Upheaval, Creative Upheaval

With Viviane Chetrit-Vatine

Friday, June 9, 2023 – 7:00 pm TO 9:30 pm (EDT)
Saturday, June 10, 2023 – 9:30 am TO 4:00 pm (EDT)

Hybrid Event – Zoom or In-Person

In-Person: 120 Adelaide St. W. – Suite 1900, Toronto (ON) M5H 1T1

Early-Bird Rate (Members, Guests) on or before June 1st, 2023: $160
Analysts-in-Training/Students: $150

See below for Registration Information

This presentation is an extension of Dr. Viviane Chetrit-Vatine’s previous book entitled, Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation: The Feminine Maternal Origins of Responsibility towards the Other, which rests upon an encounter between the analyst Jean Laplanche’s theory of the Generalized Seduction and its conception of an enlarged sexuality. In the current presentation, V. Chetrit-Vatine will consider the Sexual as the heart of the human psyche, through the philosophical propositions of Emmanuel Levinas who defines ethics as asymmetric responsibility towards the other. She will also elaborate on what she previously coined as “the ethical seduction” and she will bring clinical vignettes from her practice, as well as, clinical examples from Michel De M’Uzan, a French analyst interested in the relation of Psyche-Soma, demonstrating his concept of Vital-Identical (the organic being). V. Chetrit-Vatine will propose that the Ethical is what allows an articulation in life and in analysis between the Vital identical and the Sexual.

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Viviane Chetrit-VatinePresenter

Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, PhD is a training analyst for adults and children. She is the current president of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society (2022-2025). She was also the IPS President from 2008-2011. Dr. Chetrit-Vatine was the chair of the scientific committee (2004-2006) in the Israel Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is a faculty member at Tel-Aviv University at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Programs, as well as a member of the international Reading Committee of the Revue Française de psychanalyse, and a member of the Monographies de Psychanalyse International Scientific Committee Research Center of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Chetrit-Vatine is an associate researcher at the Paris VII Diderot University (CPRMS) and the author of The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation, towards the feminine maternal origins of responsibility towards the other (PUF, Le Fil rouge, 2012, Karnac/IPA pub, 2014, Routledge, 2018, Magnes Ed, Hebrew University Pub. 2019). She is also the author of numerous papers published in the Revue Francaise de Psychanalyse, as well as in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

Round Table Discussants

Élie Battat, MScP, psychologist and psychoanalyst, member at the Société psychanalytique de Montréal and newly-elected training analyst at the Institut psychanalytique de Montréal. He works mainly in private practice with adults, and has also practiced in the public health network with perinatal and early childhood clientele. He has been an active board member at the Société psychanalytique de Montréal (2015-2019), and has been involved for the last eight years in organising seminars and teaching activities for young clinicians and doctoral students. In addition, he has contributed several articles in the Bulletin de la SPM and has directed an interview for the Revue Filigrane: Écoutes psychanalytiques (2014) with Viviane Chetrit-Vatine surrounding her book The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation.

Cecilia Taiana, PhD, is a psychoanalyst in Ottawa, Canada. Her most recent articles, part of a trilogy, are on What does poetry offer psychoanalysis? Robert Frost’s Second Sense, CJP, Spring 2022 and T.S. Eliot’s Concept of Tradition, CJP, Fall 2022. The third article is on Wallace Stevens: Connoisseur of Chaos and His Notion of Motion, CJP, will be published in April 2023. The Journal fort da has published two of Cecilia’s poems: A Tale of Sounds, Fall 2022, and Émilie du Châtelet, Spring 2023. A third poem, Our Abiding Companion, was submitted to fort da in April 2023. In August 2022, Cecilia’s article, Day’s Residues; One Vertex among Multiple Vertices, was published by JAPA. She also has a forthcoming article in the IJP, A Machine of the Same: Repetition in the Foundational Discourse of the Argentinian “Being” (1976-1983). For two of her previous articles, she was awarded the Douglas Levin Essay Prize (2014) and the Miguel Prados Essay Prize (2017) by the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.


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