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"Am I a Butterfly or a Man? Functions of the Dreams in the Analysis of an Elderly Patient"

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Luton Conference Room, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212

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Am I a Butterfly or a Man?

Functions of the Dreams in the Analysis of an Elderly Patient

Mi Yu, M.D., Ph.D.

It has been suggested that in the elderly, there is a shift from the external achievement orientation to the internal growth. The dreams, as a part of the intrapsychic process of reworking inner tension and anxiety, might become more significant in this late stage of life. Psychoanalytic treatment can help elderly patients to achieve a deeper appreciation of their dream life. This can enhance their capacity for internal growth and transformation. We will present a fragment of the analytic treatment of a nonagenarian to illustrate a dream sequence which paralleled an internal process of coming to terms with aging and working through late life-related issues.

Learning Outcomes:

After attending this presentation, attendees

  1. Will gain better understanding of the psychoanalysis of the very old;
  2. Will be able to see how the therapeutic process evolves in the elderly;
  3. Will be able to discuss the issues of the dream analysis in the elderly;
  4. Will appreciate the functions of dream life in the elderly.

Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 Beverages & hors d'oeuvres
7:00 – 8:30 Presentation and discussion

Parking is available in the garage on Children's Way.

Enter VPH through the northeast side of building facing the South Garage near Children’s Hospital

(see map below)


Continuing Education:

If you wish Continuing Education credits:  1.5 hrs CE offered (cost $10.00 for non-members).  If you want to sign up for CEs in advance, you may register online at nashville-psychoanalytic.org or  nashville-psychoanalytic.wild-apricot.org or you can register at the event.

The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for psychologists. The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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