Conversations In Psychoanalysis Today

Conversations in Psychoanalysis Today

Listen to Conversations in Psychoanalysis Today, the podcast of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. Hosted by Karen Dougherty, a psychoanalyst and filmmaker with the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society along with guest hosts from across Canada, the podcast features talks with analysts, artists, thinkers, movers, and shakers, through a psychoanalytic and distinctly Canadians lens.

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Karen DoughertyMeet the Host

Host and Producer Karen Dougherty is a Registered Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Amaranth, Ontario. She is also a documentary filmmaker, a former producer in TVO’s Documentary Unit, and a mental health consultant for film and television. She teaches at the TIP, ATPPP, the FPP, and the Extension Program of the TPS.

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Season 1

Episode 3: Dr. Oren Gozlan, Programming Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 45th Congress of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, “The Future is History” (May 30-June 2, 2024, King Edward Hotel, Toronto).

Oren GozlanOren Gozlan is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst in private practice. His book Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning: A Lacanian Approach won the American Academy & Board of Psychoanalysis’ annual book prize for books published in 2015. He is also the winner of the Symonds Prize (2016). His edited collection titled Critical Debates in the Transsexual Studies Field: In Transition was a runner up for the 2019 Gradiva Award. He is also the winner of the 2023 Miguel Prados prize (CPS). He is past Chair of the Scientific Committee at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and on faculty at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. Karen and Oren discuss the theme of the congress, the exciting line up of keynote speakers, including Jan Abram, British Psychoanalytic Society, and Richard Simpson, CPS-SCP, the state of psychoanalysis past, present, and future, and more.

Episode 2: Fadi Abou-Rihan, Psychoanalyst & Philosopher

A conversation with Toronto Psychoanalyst and Philosopher Fadi Abou-Rihan about his latest book, Finding Winnicott: Philosophical Encounters with the Psychoanalytic. Playing with Winnicott’s category of the found object, Fadi masterfully weaves ideas from Freud, Deleuze and Guattari, Laplanche, Ibn Al-’Arabi, and Huizinga and others to the questions of subjectivity, time, and language using clinical examples, in the process, widening and deepening the psychoanalytic field.

Episode 1: Documentary Filmmaker Alan Zweig

Alan Zweig
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Documentary Filmmaker Alan Zweig rose to prominence with his “Mirror Trilogy” of documentaries, Vinyl, I, Curmudgeon, and Lovable. Alan’s first-person, into-the-mirror video diaries place himself and his neuroses at the centre of his films, films that capture what it means to be obsessional, lonely, cynical…human. Later works–A Hard Name, Fifteen Reasons to Live, Hope, Coppers— explore painful subjects like addiction and PTSD. His current project, Ending it All, (NFB/52 Media Inc.) examines the complexity and mystery of suicide through the lives of the departed and those left behind. In this episode of Conversations in Psychoanalysis Today, Karen and Alan enjoy a conversation about point-of-view filmmaking, the similarities between documentary interviewing and psychoanalytic listening, and the healing power of relationships.

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