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Vienna - Kohut - Self Psychology: Searching for Creativity in Times of Crisis

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

41st IAPSP Annual International Conference 2018
Wednesday, October 17 - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Hotel Savoyen, Vienna

Hosted by International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, IAPSP Vienna Circle for Psychoanalysis and Self-psychology, WKPS. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, ICP+P. 

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2018 Conference of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Saturday, March 17, 2018

New York, New York, June 14 - 17

Dr. Peter Maduro will present a paper now provisionally entitled, "In Defense of Illusion", which examines the generative role of the imagination in the human person's tolerance of existential anxiety and terror (Angst). William Coburn, Ph.D.. will discuss Dr. Maduro's paper presentation, and offer his own distinctive thoughts on the topic of affect-tolerance from his distinctive psychoanalytic complexity perspective. The panel will be moderated by Mary Sussillo, LCSW. 

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When is a Dead Person Allowed to Become a Skull?

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Tuesday, November 07, 2017

My friend Sanjay and I lamented the too-early death of the great MLB pitcher, Roy Halladay, age 40, whose dashing new ICON A5 airplane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico today, with Roy in it. It seemed like only yesterday that we’d watch, and occasionally wager on, Halladay when he pitched and won, game after game, for the Toronto Blue Jays and later the Philadelphia Phillies. He was an amazing baseball player who knew how to win games, including a “perfect game” in 2010. And yet now, suddenly, he was dead: gone forever.  

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2017 Annual Conference of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, Chicago, Illinois

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dr. Maduro moderated the conference's first plenary panel, that included Drs. Steven Stern, Hazel Ipp, and Joye Weisel-Barth as presenters, addressing the current foundational assumptions and values in contemporary psychoanalytic Self-Psychology. 

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On Dignity

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Instead of a dignity inherent to the human person, and an associated duty to respect it, I find dignity and indignity taking form out of the indeterminate possibilities that characterize any moment of relating between people. Otherwise indeterminate possibilities take one form when a person relates with validating and valuing care for another and his suffering, and take a very different form when such person relates to the other with invalidating, degrading contempt or violence. I see no inherent human value, nor thus any given duty to protect it, but rather inherent possibility and thus human opportunity to steer it in one direction or another --for better or worse. 

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The Meanings of Privation

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Sunday, July 30, 2017

I have in mind all those people for whom one or another of their essential emotional needs meets with relentless privation. By “essential emotional needs” I mean, for example, the person’s needs that his or her painful feelings be seen, understood, and held as significant by important-others. By “privation” I mean a state of person’s relational environment --characterized by scarcity or lacking-- wherein there is little to no possibility that such essential needs can or will be met. In my perhaps idiosyncratic usage, deprivation is a state of scarce/negative possibility created by the withdrawal of possibility (possibility given is taken away), whereas privation is a state of scarce/negative possibility that was there from the beginning (possibility never given). 

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Bob Stolorow on Emotional Life, Context, and Diagnosis

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Monday, May 15, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, I attended a “Distinguished Speaker Lecture” at UCLA by my friend, mentor and colleague Dr. Robert D. Stolorow. The lecture was sponsored by the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and was entitled “Emotional Disturbance, Trauma, and Authenticity: A Phenomenological-Contextualist Psychoanalytic Perspective.” 

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Psychology and the Other 2017 Conference

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Friday, April 07, 2017

Drs. Peter Maduro and William Coburn present an interdisciplinary panel on psychoanalysis, personal agency, and ethics.  Respondent: Dr. Shelley Doctors.  Moderator: Dr. Janna Sandmeyer. 

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IARPP 2017 Conference / Sydney, Australia

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Friday, April 07, 2017

Drs. Peter Maduro and Donna Orange presented a panel on final day of the IARPP 2017 Annual Conference entitled "Lived Contextualism: The Intersubjective and the Ethical" in which they explored the possible meanings of making relational understandings and values clinically practical.  This panel was hosted by Leonard Bearne as invited Interlocutor.  

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Living With Grief

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit, this special one-day seminar has been created for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. 

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