In the Presence of the Other: The Struggle for Recognition (The 2019 Fall Academic Lecture)

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Thursday, September 12, 2019


7:00 PM - Lecture (Berenson Hall, Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459)

The 2019 Fall Academic Lecture


The category of the Other is as ancient as consciousness itself. In the earliest mythologies, and throughout the evolution of philosophical discourse, one finds the expression of a duality – that of the Self and the Other. Despite the enduring nature of this dichotomy, we wonder how we can face the knowledge that there are foreign aspects to ourselves that we find in the Otherness of our patients. The presentations by the four speakers on the panel will explore the sense of Otherness and the complexity of clinical phenomena that emerge from that state of being. Otherness can reside in either patient or therapist, but it always affects and informs each participant. By sharing their clinical experiences, the speakers will examine this state which is at times socio-cultural or historical, but always interpersonal.



Janet English, PhD (Panelist) Faculty, BPSI. Private Practice, Boston, MA.

Milay Lemos, LMHC (Panelist) First-Year Candidate, Post-Seminar ATP Student, BPSI; Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Lynn Community Health Center. Private Practice, Cambridge, MA.

Stephanie Schechter, PsyD (Panelist) Faculty, BPSI. Private Practice, Cambridge, MA.

Brad Shattuck, DO (Panelist) Third-Year Candidate, BPSI; Clinical Supervisor to Triple Board Program, Tufts Medical Center. Private Practice, Boston, MA.

Jane Hanenberg, EdD (Moderator) Training and Supervising Analyst, BPSI. Private Practice in Watertown, MA.


This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and Friends. Your gift to BPSI supports education in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. To make a gift, please visit


This program will be of interest to mental health clinicians at all levels of training. 

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the complexities and paradoxes inherent in addressing the state of “otherness” in the clinical setting;
  2. Identify and describe at least four concepts of “otherness,” including examples which emerge from clinical work that has addressed issues of race, class, and gender;
  3. Identify and discuss the capacity to recognize identities other than one’s own in psychoanalytic work;
  4. Describe the process of “Recognition” of the Other.


7:00 pm – 8:40 pm: Panel Presentation;

8:40 – 9:00 pm: Discussion and Q&A.

Continuing Education 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 of 2 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. 
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 2 hours of CE. 
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credtis has been submitted. Please contact us at or 617-266-0953 for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Please noe: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6913. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program offers 3 NBCC Clock Hours.


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Grievance Policy
Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/Continuing Education Administrator, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459;; 617.266.0953.

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