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89th annual meeting to be held May 10-14 in Chicago

American Psychoanalytic Association

A psychoanalytic perspective on a wide range of clinical and societal issues will be the focus of the American Psychoanalytic Association's (APsaA) 89th Annual meeting which will be held from May 10 to May 14, 2000 at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Loop, Chicago's central business district.

Some of APsaA's programming includes: "What Drives Dreams? Revisiting an Old Question from a Research Perspective"; clinical workshops in process and technique, one of which focuses on the analytic treatment of incest; a symposium on gay and lesbian parenting; a discussion on the use of computers for psychoanalytic studies; a forum on the creative process and the alternative lives of psychoanalytic clinicians; and a forum addressing advocacy for psychoanalysis: Implications of the Supreme Court Decision Jaffee v. Redmond. In addition, a symposium will be held entitled: "Trauma and Loss in Inner-City Children: Intrapsychic Issues and Intervention Models".

On Friday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the public will have access to a valuable tool on addressing the problem of violent youth in a special Forum that is free and open to the public. The forum will be moderated by John Callaway, award-winning former host of PBS's Chicago Tonight, and will be held in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Public Forum is chaired by Chicago psychoanalyst Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D. and panelists include Isaiah Anderson, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.; Steven Marans, Ph.D.,Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT; and Paul Vallas, CEO, Chicago Public Schools.

Cosponsors for the Public Forum are the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychoanalytic Foundation, the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, DePaul University College of Law, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information about the APsaA's 89th Annual Meeting and the Public Forum on Youth and Violence, call 212-752-0450, ext. 28.


Founded in 1911, APsaA is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association is composed of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities and has approximately 3,500 individual members. APsaA is a Regional Association of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

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