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ICP presents
Sue Grand, Ph.D.

Join us for a clinically rich and socially relevant discussion with renowned psychoanalyst and author, Sue Grand, Ph.D. Across the globe, neo-fascism is on the rise and democracy is at risk. This ominous turn calls for psychoanalytic decoding. This presentation argues that we are all carrying totalitarian objects and perpetrator fragments, inherited from our forebears’ psyches and culture. These parts have a dissociated life inside us; they haunt our interiors, and our collectives; and they inscribe forgotten aspects of our collective history. They are enacted in intimate spaces, in gun violence, and in our political scene. To examine this form of trans-generational transmission, we will look at the intimate space of clinical process in the context of our larger socio-historical predicament.

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program objectives

  • Participants will learn to identify trans-generational transmission of trauma.

  • Participants will learn to identify internalized perpetrator inheritances.
  • Participants will learn to define totalitarian objects.

  • Participants will learn to define fascism.
  • Participants will learn to describe the link between neo-fascism and internalized perpetrator inheritances.

  • Participants will learn to identify how these principles are applied in both clinical and cultural contexts.

cost & details

Saturday, September 30, 2023
9am to 12pm PDT

Via Zoom | 3 CE Credits

This program will NOT be recorded.

Early Registration before September 27th/Late registration after September 27th:

Licensed Professional: $140/$155
Candidate: $100/$115
Prelicensed: $35/$40

Registration ends on September 29th at 12pm PDT

Above ICP prices do not include Eventbrite’s non-refundable servicing fees and processing fees.

meet the presenters

About Dr. Sue Grand,  Main Presentor

Dr. Sue Grand is faculty at the NYU postdoctoral program in psychotherapy & psychoanalysis; faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies; faculty at the Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis; visiting scholar at The Psychoanalytic Institute for Northern California, & a fellow at the Institute for Psychology and the Other.  She is on the Boards of Psychoanalytic  Dialogues & Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. She is the author of  The Reproduction of Evil and The Hero in the Mirror. She has co-edited 2 volumes on the trans-generational transmission of trauma; co-authored, with Jill Salberg an upcoming book on this topic;  and has co-edited 2 volumes on relational theory. She is in private practice in Manhattan and Teaneck NJ.

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About Dr. George Bermudez, Discussant

Dr. George Bermudez, Psychologist-Psychoanalyst,  Training & Supervising Psychoanalyst at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Los Angeles,  and 2020-21 Visiting Scholar at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)  has developed pioneering scholarship and practice –an expansion toward a social psychoanalysis–exploring the “social unconscious” through “social dreaming”.  The author of “The Social Dreaming Matrix as a Container for the Processing of Implicit Racial Bias and Collective Racial Trauma”  (International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 2018) and “Community Psychoanalysis: A Contribution to an Emerging Paradigm” (Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 2019),  he has focused on numerous contemporary socio-political concerns:  American Xenophobia;  Whiteness and Psychoanalysis; Black Reparations; The LGBTQ Unconscious in the Trumpian Era; and The Global Unconscious in the Time of  Pandemic. Dr. Bermudez’ most recent work focuses on the applications of social dreaming to the discovery of potential solutions to  our climate crisis and the development of “deliberative democracy”.

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CE Credit

3 CE Credits
* CE Credit awarded is based on full attendance of each CE activity.
We ask that all participants return the post-program evaluation form emailed to them at the conclusion of the program.

Special Accommodations

Please submit any requests for Special Accommodations to the ICP Office prior to registering or at your earliest convenience to ensure that we are able to assist.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

No one in the planning or presentation of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

The Presenter/s will receive an honorarium.