CPS Chicago Psychoanalytic Society
January 26, 2010 Scientific Program
Tuesday Evening Presentation
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL – Room 5006
Admission is free. No reservations are required.
The Inhibition of Passion for Life: Transformations of the Tragic into the Shameful
Presenter: Peter Shabad, Ph.D. Discussant: John Riker, Ph.D.
Peter Shabad, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a Faculty Member of the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis and
of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Shabad co-edited The Problem of Loss and Mourning: Psychoanalytic
Perspectives (IUP, 1989), and he is the author of Despair and the Return of Hope (Aronson, 2001). He also has published
numerous papers and book chapters in psychoanalysis on subjects such as disillusionment, shame, regret, and mourning. In
addition to teaching and supervising, Dr. Shabad has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
John Riker, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Colorado College. He is the author of two books
relating psychoanalysis and ethics: Human Excellence and an Ecological Conception of the Psyche, and Ethics and the
Discovery of the Unconscious. During 2003-2004, he was the Heinz Kohut Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis in the
Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Dr. Riker has been voted “Best Teacher” three times by the entire
student body of Colorado College.
Purpose: This presentation will examine how tragic elements of human experience that are outside of our control (such as
misfortune and disappointments) are transformed into the shameful. This shame then is responsible for inverting our passion
into characterological passivity.
Educational Objectives: At the end of this presentation participants will be able to: 1) understand how disappointment is
transformed into shame; 2) understand the retroactive quality of shame morality; and 3) understand how the shame dynamic of
splitting “shoulds” and “wants” is manifested in the transference and becomes an obstacle to change.
Target Audience: Psychoanalysts, other interested mental health professionals, and members of the community
Continuing Education Accreditation
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medication Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Chicago Institute for
Psychoanalysis/Chicago Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The American Psychoanalytic Association
designates each educational activity for a maximum of 2 credit hours in Category 1 credit towards the Physician Recognition Award. Each physician should
claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity. Psychologists: The Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved by the
American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program.
The Institute designates each continuing education activity as earning a maximum of 2 hours Continuing Education for psychologists. Social Workers: The
Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of
Illinois. The Institute designates each continuing education activity as earning a maximum of 2 hours Continuing Education for social workers. Important
Disclosure Information for all Attendees: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society Scientific Program Committee:
Joanne Marengo, Ph.D., ABPP (Chair); James Anderson, Ph.D.; Lucy Freund, Ph.D.; Ronald F. Krasner, M.D. (ex-officio); Jonathan Lear, Ph.D.;
Linda Marino, Ph.D.; Caryle Perlman, M.S.; Dennis Shelby, Ph.D.
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society Officers: President: Ronald F. Krasner, M.D.; Councilor: Neal Spira, M.D.; Membership
Chair: Ruth Hedvat Shorr, M.A., LCPC (RuthShorr@aol.com)
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