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Celebrating the Contributions of Bertram D. Lewin and a Discussion of His Work: "The Psychoanalysis of Elation." Presented by Mario Fischetti, Ph.D.
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library
Pittsburgh, PA
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Celebrating the Contributions of Bertram D. Lewin and a Discussion of His Work: "The Psychoanalysis of Elation." Presented by Mario Fischetti, Ph.D.

Friday, May 17, 2019
2:00 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.  
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library
401 Shady Ave. Suite B-101
Pittsburgh, PA  15206

$40 with CE/CMEs
$20 without CE/CMEs  

Utilizing nine vignettes from the 2012 Denzel Washington movie, "Flight," the underlying dynamics of states of elation will be elucidated in this presentation.  Exhilaration, jubilance, exultation, euphoria, and ecstasy are states well captured in dreams of flight.  Underlying elation is the oral triad:  the wish to devour, the wish to be devoured, and the wish to go to sleep.  These concepts are pleasant to devour but difficult to digest.  The presentation will also explore the relationship between "good" sleep, "bad" sleep, and death. Primary sadism and masochism are situated in the nursing situation, active eating to sate hunger, then the ensuing yielding and sleep.  Finally, the relationship of elated states to pharmacothymia, the use of chemicals to achieve elation, i.e., the substance use disorders, will  be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to articulate the similarities and differences between the three phases of the oral triad underlying elated states.

2. Participants will be able to distinguish between the defense mechanisms of denial, reaction formations, projections, and introjections, especially as these defense mechanisms relate to hypomania, obsessions, phobia, paranoia, and depression.

About Our Presenter:
Mario Fischetti, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst, licensed psychologist in private practice, and a Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center faculty member.  Dr. Fischetti has a specialty in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorder.

Continuing Medical Education Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum number of (1.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important Disclosure Information For All Learners
None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
APA-American Psychological Association Statement
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists.
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  

This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
Participants must pay tuition fee, sign in, attend the entire seminar, and complete an evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.


Need more information?  Call Pittsburgh Psychoanaltyic Center @ 412-661-4224 or email:  administration@pghpsa.org



Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library (View)
401 Shady Ave. Suite B-101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States


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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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