Meet the Author with Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD

Meet with Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD on Jan 10, 2022 at 7:30pm EST via ZOOM to discuss her new book "Memory’s Eyes: A New York Oedipus Novel". You will receive your ZOOM link with the registration confirmation. Select "Register and Purchase a Signed Book", a second option from the drop-down menu, if you wish to buy a book.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 7:30-9:00 PM EST
MEET THE AUTHOR with Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD in conversation with Dan Jacobs, MD, and the online audience to discuss Memory's Eyes: A New York Oedipus Novel (IPBooks, 2020)
About the Book
Memory's Eyes: A New York Oedipus Novel (IPBooks, 2020) is written for readers who enjoy playing with concepts and storylines, here namely the classical Oedipus myth, Sophocles’ three Theban plays, the psychoanalytical concept of the Oedipus complex, and its pop-cultural adaptations in cartoons and jokes. Consequently, this novel is meant to be tragic and funny, playful, but also uncomfortable. Even though the Prologue reminds readers of the myth’s characters and destinies, they will find themselves simultaneously knowing and not knowing, anticipating and still being surprised about how the truth slowly unfolds.
About the Author
Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhDis a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society. She is the author of many papers and books on theoretical, clinical and applied psychoanalysis, including Life Drive & Death Drive, Libido & Lethe (2001) and Driven to Survive (2018), which was a finalist of the American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize. In addition to Memory's Eyes (2020) she has published a novel in German, Rousseaus Traum (2019), and just finished writing her third novel, Memento. As the Chair of the IPA in Culture Committee she has edited a multilingual collection of stories The Analyst as Storyteller / El Analista como Narrador (2021). She works in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
About the Moderator:
Dan Jacobs, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst a the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Faculty, and Director of the Hanns Sachs Library and Archives. Among his many publications are The Distance from Home: A Novel (2019), Grete Bibring: A CulinarBiography (2015), Edward Bibring Photographs the Psychoanalysts of his Time, 1932-1938 (2005), and The Supervisory Encounter: A Guide for Teachers of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (1995).
Book Sale
Our library has several autographed books on sale at a discounted price of $20. You can pre-order a signed copy with your registration while the supply lasts:  Select "Register and Purchase a Signed Book" option from the drop-down menu. Pay online with any credit card and provide your shipping address. The book will be signed by Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau and shipped to you before the event. Shipping cost is included in the price.
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The target audience for this program is the general public and mental health clinicians at all levels of training. 
Continuing Education 
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