Meet the Author: Andrea Celenza

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Join Andrea Celenza, PhD, for our next Meet the Author event with Shari Thurer, Sc. D., and the online audience.

When & Where:

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30-9:00 PM, via Zoom

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About the Book:

Through a series of expansive essays, Transference, Love, Being explores the centrality of love in psychoanalytic practice. Starting with the immersion of the analyst, this book reimagines several aspects of the psychoanalytic process, including transference, countertransference, boundaries, embodiment, subjectivity and eroticism.

To love is to cultivate to be. Psychoanalysis, as essentially vitalizing, is a playspace for taboo subjects within clear and safe parameters. Interweaving loving, being and perceiving, this book provides challenging new perspectives on the analyst's subjectivity, receptivity and its immersive influence on the analytic process.

These essays refine theoretical understandings of the irreducible and omnipresent nature of love in psychoanalysis, thereby offering clarity to psychoanalysts, psychodyanmic therapists and scholars through the often-prohibited love and eroticism, here viewed as indispensable psychoanalytic theory and practice.

About the Author:

Andrea Celenza, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is also Adjunct Faculty at the NYU Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and The Florida Psychoanalytic Center. She has written numerous papers on love, sexuality and psychoanalysis. She has two online courses and is the recipient of several awards. Her writings have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Korean, Russian and Farsi. Her third book, entitled, Transference, Love, and Being: Essential Essays from the Field, was published in 2022 by Routledge. Dr. Celenza is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA.

About the Moderator:

Dr. Shari Thurer, a graduate of the ATP, is a psychologist practicing in Boston. She is the author of The Myths of Motherhood: How Culture Reinvents the Good Mother; The End of Gender; and a contributing editor of Beyond the Binary: Essays on Gender; as well as the author of various articles on gender identity, feminism, and motherhood.

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