Neuropsychoanalysis – Mentalising Homeostasis

Mentalising Homeostasis: From Body to Self

Video lecture by Katerina Fotopoulou

Aikaterini (Katerina) Fotopoulou, Ph.D. , Discussant Margaret Zellner, PhD, LP

Saturday Sep 21, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

flyerDr. Margaret Zellner will present and discuss this thought-provoking lecture. In it, Dr. Fotopoulou describes the evolution of an embodied, emotional “core self.” Unlike many other theorists, she sees this self as formed in what she calls the “second person” interaction between an infant and her caretaker. This interaction helps the infant mentalize her own experience and eventually, to balance her own experience with the perspective of others. Using psychoanalytic theory, attachment theory and her own neuropsychological research, Dr. Fotopoulou makes the case that a poorly developed second person sense of self contributes to mental disorders like anorexia nervosa or narcissism. In the second part of the morning, Dr. Loong Kwok will present a case illustrating these ideas.

September 21st, 2019 9:00 AM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
Event Fee(s)
Non-Member $ 60.00
PINC Member $ 50.00
Student $ 20.00
CE Credits $ 30.00