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series: connections and conversation

Connections and Conversation is a free monthly Zoom meeting, cultivating creativity and freedom of thought and feeling. We invite you to engage with our presenters and community as they share their interests and passions in conversation on current topics in psychoanalysis.

This free event that alternates times. The meeting begins with a 45 minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of conversation. This event is typically NOT recorded. If this changes, it will be announced at the meeting.

This series is open to all.

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The Body in a Changing World: What’s Appetite got to do with It?

Saturday, October 4th, 2025 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST

Appetite has gone haywire. In the past two years with the rise in use of semaglutide injections originally created for diabetes and now used for weight loss, the landscape of bodies and one’s relationship to food has been turned topsy turvy. While heralded as a game changer, GLP-1 medications have their pros and cons, both of which need to be carefully considered. For some, this can be a tool in working with the despair and intransigence in treating obesity, yet it’s so controversial because of the way it works; by triggering a chemical repugnance to food and appetite itself. Is it a clockwork orange for junk food, an eating disorder in an injection? It remains the case that the challenge of learning to live from one’s body–rather than managing one’s body–and the ongoing need to accept health at various sizes is still of crucial importance. The future of the body landscape is daunting, and many challenges remain.

Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., CEDS-S Headshot

Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., CEDS-S

Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., CEDS-S is a Training & Supervising Analyst, Director & Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service (EDCAS); Conference Advisory Board Chair (CAB); and Founding Director of the EDCAS educational certificate program at the William Alanson White Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor & Clinical Consultant at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Associate Editor for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; editor of six books, including winner of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis 2016 Edited Book, Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Dr. Petrucelli specializes in the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders and addictions, lectures nationally and internationally, and is in private practice in Manhattan. [email protected]

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CE Credit

Connections and Conversation is not eligible for any CE Credits
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Watch recordings and download papers and slides from past Connections and Conversations and Decentralized Learning Experiences.