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Samuel T. Goldberg, MD, DFAPA
“Reflections on Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
Sunday, January 20, 2019
The Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
6501 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21204
Sign-in, Registration, and Networking: 9:30 AM
Note: The title has been changed from the one on the “Save the Dates.” Please read Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in the weeks before the presentation.
Written during the turbulent Protestant Reformation, Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” expresses a momentous shift toward human inwardness. This presentation will examine manifestations of expanded consciousness from two perspectives, one Biblical and the other psychoanalytic. While Freud and John Calvin were opposites regarding belief in God, they were remarkably in agreement on the nature of the human psyche.
First, we will briefly review some theology of the Reformation, the context in which Hamlet’s awareness of his situation became paralyzing. Then we’ll review in greater detail his meditations on the corruptibility of the body, the fallen world, and the souls therein. Finally, we’ll interpret his experiences and behaviors psychoanalytically. We might ponder how the two conceptions of human intrapsychic conflict –Christian and the psychoanalytic-- do or do not coincide.
About the Speaker:
Samuel T. Goldberg, MD, is a Training Analyst at the Washington-Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, and a member of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies at Princeton, New Jersey. He has presented on the tragedies of William Shakespeare at the Folger Shakespeare Theater and elsewhere. He is co-author, with the late William Goldstein, of the book, Using the Transference in Psychotherapy (2006, Jason Aronson).
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
Explain John Calvin’s concept of “sin” in the context of the psychoanalytic concept of intrapsychic conflict.
Discuss how the morality of vengeance conflicts with the morality of forgiveness, from both Biblical and psychoanalytic perspectives.
Discuss how unconscious factors may lead to tragedy in terms of psychoanalytic theory.
Who should attend? Mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors, as well as persons with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and application. The instructional level of this activity is advanced.
CE Credits: CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored. Credits will not be granted to registrants who arrive late or depart early. Credits will be granted to participants who submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session. It is the responsibility of participants to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program, participants will be given 3 CE credits. This program is being co-sponsored by The Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS). The Contemporary Freudian Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
The Contemporary Freudian Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies is recognized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of continuing education activities.
Registration: Make checks payable to “BSPS” and mail to: BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910.
Refund Policy: Program fees are non-refundable.
Important disclosure information: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Contact: For additional information, please contact BSPS by email:contactbsps@BSPSmaryland.org
$45 BSPS members
$15 Full-time student members or recent graduates*
$25 Full-time student or recent graduate* non-members
Note: Pre-registration fees apply only if registration and payment are received by Friday, January 18, 2019.
Registration received after Friday, January 18, 2019 or at the door:
$50 BSPS members
$20 Full-time student members or recent graduate* members
$30 Full-time student or recent graduate* non-members
Become a member:
$70 Membership only (enables you to pay membership rates for this seminar)
* Recent graduates are those who received their professional degrees within the last year.