Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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.
After attending this presentation, attendees
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)
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.