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David Carlson Lecture 9/24/22

September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free – $50.00

Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis

David Carlson Lecture


Dominique Scarfone, MD

Saturday, September 24, 2022    via Zoom

WNEPS members, WNEIP candidates and all students/trainees attend free
Non-members: $50 professional registration fee
(includes CME/CE certificate with completed evaluation; must attend full conference for CE credit)


2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Clinical Seminar on Free Association

Speaker: Dominique Scarfone, MD
Moderator: Matthew Shaw, PhD

The Freudian method of free associations coupled with evenly suspended attention will be discussed. In opposition to the idea that it is obsolete, it will be proposed that it actually represents the most solid base for clinical practice and that it corresponds with contemporary views on the workings of the mind, with a special reference to the theory of trauma.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar participants should be better able:

  1. To implement the method of free associations in their clinical practice
  2. To discuss the role of free associations in understanding psychic processes
  3. To critically review the role of trauma theory in clinical practice.


3:30 pm–4:00 pm Break


4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Carlson Lecture:
The Sexual Drive for Power

Speaker: Dominique Scarfone, MD
Discussant: Oscar Hills, MD
Moderator: Matthew Shaw, PhD

The question will be asked whether, in view of the concomitant occurrence of sexual abuse and abuse of power, the dichotomy between sexual and aggressive drives is truly warranted. It will be proposed that every sexual abuse is an abuse of power, and every abuse of power is also sexual, if indeed we accept the psychoanalytic conception of “sexual”– which departs from its commonsense version. Accordingly, the notions of “sexual”, “seduction”, “repression” and “drives” will be revisited.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the lecture participants should be better able:

  1. Distinguish between the commonsense and psychoanalytic meaning of “sexual”.
  2. Reformulate the psychoanalytic notions of “repression” and “drives”, and the relation between them.
  3. Articulate anew the relation between drives and narcissism.
  4. Intervene, from a psychoanalytic standpoint, in the current debates about abusive behavior in our present world, be it sexual or otherwise.


This meeting is virtual. To successfully attend, please read the following instructions:

  • Register at the link below.
  • The day before the meeting an email containing the ZOOM link will be sent from [email protected] to all registrants.
  • The day of the meeting click the Zoom link in the email to join the meeting.
  • See below for important CME/CE certificate details. 

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CME/CE Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.                     

This program is being reviewed for Continuing Education Credit hours by the NASW, CT to meet the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

 A Certificate of Attendance for WNE Programs can be used to fulfill CE requirements for CT Psychologists.


September 24, 2022
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $50.00
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