Monday Aug 10, 2020

Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau - Driven to Preserve Self and Object.

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In today’s episode Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau will present her talk titled “Driven to preserve self and object” where she eloquently investigates the structuring function of the object in tension with the subject and its drives; the role of the aggression as an intensified expression of a need; and her original term “Lethe”, describing the energy of these preservative drives.

Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, (PHD) is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society. She has published numerous papers and 3 books on metapsychology, clinical issues, and applied Psychoanalysis. Since 2017 she has been the Chair of the IPA in Culture Committee

Link to Paper
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L9hRbztqFt0sbTpMls7Jvih2U2mAyGAI/view?usp=sharing

Etude Op. 25 no. 4 in A minor - 'Paganini' comes from https://musopen.org

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