Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Salt Girl Redux

Re-visiting my solo show The Salt Girl for the event below, which is very exciting. 
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS, INC. - MIP
 

MIP SYMPOSIUM
What Object Is This?
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Registration, Play and Discussions 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Reception 4:30
Presenting a one man play,
"The Salt Girl"
Written and performed by John Kuntz
Discussed by
Ken Corbett, New York
Adrienne Harris, New York
Roberto Oelsner, Seattle
Moderated by
Lynne Layton, Boston
For social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and licensed mental health care providers with introductory, intermediate, or advanced understanding of this topic

"I don't make lists when I go to the grocery store. Instead, I leave a physical representation of what I need on the counter top. But even then, the new object can never quite match what it is attempting to replace. It can never translate perfectly. And that's why I keep its empty twin."
Quint, in "The Salt Girl" by John Kuntz
The MIP Symposium presents the novel opportunity to see a one-man play performed by its author, award-winning playwright and actor John Kuntz, followed by discussion led by three prominent psychoanalysts.
"The Salt Girl" presents multiple dynamic issues, including the quest for meaning in life after traumatic loss, the use of complex identifications to maintain connection and cope with alienation, and the significance of mundane objects of day-to-day life to represent more profound meanings necessary for life.
We will follow Quint, our protagonist, as new events evoke the past, and as he uses what knowledge, memory, and language he has access to in making sense of his life.

About The Salt Girl
"I'm not sure I could pinpoint one detail of this thrilling play that could define its perfection, but as my companion and I agreed, we would be forever changed for having seen it...The Salt Girl is masterful." Boston Theatre Review, 2009
"It is an intense, involving, fascinating experience." The Theatre Mirror, New England's Live Theatre Guide, 2009 by Larry Stark
""The Salt Girl'' is a meditation on the power of that big, wounding, and inescapable question: What if? Kuntz explores that question with arresting originality." The Boston Globe, Don Aucoin, November 2009

Fee
Registration, including reception $120
Psychoanalytic Candidates and Fellows from the following organizations pay $40: The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East
Schedule Saturday, November 3, 2012
Registration, Play and Discussions 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Lunch on your own 11:30AM - 1 PM
Reception 4:30 PM
Location Fenway Health Conference Center
1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Parking There is paid parking underneath 1330 Boylston Street and there are several public parking lots and garages in the vicinity of 1340 Boylston Street. There are also many two-hour meter spots on Boylston Street and visitor parking on the surrounding streets.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
John Kuntz has written 14 full length plays. Kuntz's film credits include The Red Right Hand (Roger) and Anathema (Neil; Best Actor Award-Festival Du Cinema du Bruxelles). Kuntz received both an Elliot Norton Award and a New York International Fringe Festival Award for Starfuckers, and his plays Sing Me To Sleep and Freaks! both received Elliot Norton Awards for "Outstanding Fringe Production." His play Jasper Lake received both the Michael Kanin and Paula Vogel National Playwrighting awards, with productions at the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) and the New York Fringe Festival. He was an inaugural Playwrighting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and a Fellow at the O'Neill Center in 2007. He teaches at Suffolk University and is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory.
Ken Corbett, Ph.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and an analyst in practice with adults and children in New York City. He lives in New York. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Boyhoods; Rethinking Masculinities.
Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is an Editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies In Gender and Sexuality. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association. She and Lew Aron edited The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi and, in 2008, Lew, Adrienne and Jeremy Safran opened the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School. Her book Gender as Soft Assembly was published in 2005. Along with Steve Botticelli she co-edited First Do No Harm: The Paradoxical Encounters of Psychoanalysis, Warmaking, and Resistance.
Roberto Oelsner, MD has been practicing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis since 1970. He is faculty at COR Northwest Family Development Center, visiting scholar at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and guest faculty at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis Child Training. He is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association as well as the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society. He is also a Certified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
Lynne Layton, Ph.D. is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School. She has taught courses on women and popular culture and on culture and psychoanalysis for Harvard's "Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies". She teaches at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is the author of Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy? Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory and co-editor, with Susan Fairfield and Carolyn Stack, of Bringing the Plague: Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis and co-editor, with Nancy Caro Hollander and Susan Gutwill of Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting. She is co-editor of the Journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society and associate editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

Continuing Education
Psychologists: The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP) is approved by the American Psychological Associa­tion (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MIP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 5.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work authorization number D60120.
Physicians:The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Learning Objectives
1. At the end of this program you will have a better understanding of psychopathology as it relates to traumatic loss, forestalled grief and mourning, and conflicts with caretakers about sexual orientation.
2. At the end of this program you will be able to articulate comparative theoretical perspectives on the traumatic unconscious and it's various forms of expression.
3. At the end of this program you will be able to recognize how objects come into existence in the patient's internal world.
Suggested Readings
1. Harris, A. (2009). "You Must Remember This". Psychoanal. Dial., 19:2-21.
2. Corbett, K. (2001). More Life: Centrality and Marginality in Human Development. Psychoanal. Dial., 11:313-335.
3. De Bianchedi, E.T., Antar, R., Fernández Bravo De Podetti, M.R., Grassano De Píccolo, E., Miravent, I., Pistiner De Cortiñas, L., Scalozub De Boschan, L.T., Waserman, M. (1984). Beyond Freudian Metapsychology-The Metapsychological Points of View of the Kleinian School. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 65:389-398.

Mark your calender for other MIP activities

Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 - Gilbert Cole
Sat. April 20, 2013 - Dr. Peter Goldberg

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP)

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