We are delighted to announce its latest offering in the IARPP Online Colloquia Series. The event is titled "What Happens When Love Lasts? An Exploration of Intimacy and Erotic Life." This interactive discussion will take off from "Safety and Adventure," the first chapter of Stephen Mitchell's book, "Can Love Last?" and an essay, "Attachment and Eros: Opposed or Enthralled?" by Virginia Goldner. The IARPP is especially pleased that Goldner will be joining the other members of the panel for this online event.
About The Seminar:
In "Can Love Last?," his last book, Stephen Mitchell explored ideas from relational theory that have a particularly powerful application to intimate relationships. Mitchell theorized that staleness and deadening vitality in intimate ties -- analytic couples, everyday couples - came from fears of intimacy rather than from boredom or habit. This view has proven to be quite provocative both personally and professionally.
Virginia Goldner's paper highlights and questions Mitchell's perspective, covering important additional ground and pointing in valuable new directions. Taken together these papers raise the following questions that will be the starting point for the seminar:
Panel For The Second Seminar:
Panelists have been chosen for the depth of their interest in these and related questions as well as for the diversity of opinion they will no doubt bring. In addition to Virginia Goldner, the panelists are Mark Blechner, Diane Elise, Muriel Dimen, Susan Fairfield, Susi Federici-Nebbiosi, Martin Stephen Frommer, Susie Orbach, Andrew Samuels, Malcolm Slavin, Ruth Stein, Donnel Stern, Joseph Natterson, Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Harriet Kimble Wrye.
Peggy Crastnopol and Randall Sorenson will be our moderators and Daniel Shaw will be the listowner. The Psychoanalytic Connection will serve as the educational technology provider.
For colleagues in the USA, this course is accredited in California (check your own state board for reciprocity) for 5 CE credits for LCSWs, MFTs, and MDs.
For psychologists, accreditation for 5 CE credits has been applied for and is currently pending. The coordination of USA-based CE credits is being done by an IARPP member/volunteer (William Coburn).
If you would like to volunteer to coordinate similar efforts in your country/area contact William Coburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Attend:
Members* of IARPP may access the paper and discussion using the following link: http://iarpp.net/archive/index.html.
* Please refer to the specific instructions that were sent to all IARPP members.