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April 30, 2016: Saturday Workshop

posted Apr 21, 2016, 8:27 PM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated May 21, 2016, 8:49 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society ]
Eros and Thanatos in Our Global Village

Presented by M. Sagman Kayatekin, M.D.                  

The Lovett Center 
900 Lovett Boulevard 
Houston, TX  77006


8:30 am-9:00 am Refreshments and Socialization
9:00 am-12:00 pm Presentation by Speaker and Informal Discussion

Active:  $75
Student Members: $25
Friends: $100
Non-members: $125

 Up to 3 Hours of CEP/CEU/CME credits available*

Objectives:  Participants will:
1.  Develop an awareness of the progressive and destructive elements that are brought by accelerated societal changes that surround us,
2.  Begin cultivating a psychoanalytic angle on this rapidly changing society, by utilizing pertinent aspects of psychoanalytic theory (extrapolate from the office outwards), and
3.  Consider utilizing some of the information gained from our analysis of the society, in our clinical work with individuals, couples and families (extrapolate from the society to the office inwards).

Program Description:
During the latter half of the 20th century, we entered a phase of rapid technological/economic/cultural change that is unprecedented in human history. For the first time, we are truly heading towards a global village with boundariless transfer of information, culture and commodities. 

On the macro level, within this accelerating change, our species made significant gains; poverty decreased, life expectancy increased, illiteracy declined. Yet, we also witnessed demise of nation states, genocides, endemic civil wars that lead to mass migrations to developed countries creating substantial problems of adaptation and maladaptation, that does lead to political violence.

On the micro level, as our capacity to live longer more comfortable, pleasant lives is increasing, the traditional nuclear family seems to be crumbling, generational transmission of values is becoming chaotic due to rapid shifts in cultural values, even the core definitions like gender seem to be witnessing massive shifts.

The therapist/analyst in the midst of this what feels like a churning world is in need of exploring newer ways of thinking about the person, family and the society. I will attempt to open up a discussion about this new colorful, chaotic world of ours.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Kayatekin was born and raised in Turkey and held faculty positions at prominent institutions in Turkey.


Dr. Kayatekin came to USA in 1986 and trained and worked at Baylor College of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Massachusetts Medical School, The Austen Riggs Center, and The Menninger Clinic. Besides his private practice, he is currently a staff psychiatrist at The Menninger Clinic and is a Faculty at The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.


Dr. Kayatekin has published, presented, and lectured locally, nationally and internationally and he has won numerous teaching awards.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and  presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

*Active Members: $75, Student Members: $25, Friends: $100, Non-members: $125

*SOCIAL WORKERS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved to offer continuing education units to social workers by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, sponsor number CS4518. It is anticipated that this monthly meeting will meet their requirements for 3 hours of continuing education credit.

*PSYCHOLOGISTS . The Texas State Licensing Board of Psychologists does not pre-approve workshops for continuing education. It is anticipated that this monthly meeting will meet requirements for 3 hours of CE credit.

*LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by The American Psychoanalytic Association through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, CE Provider Number 2666, to offer continuing education credit to licensed professional counselors.

*MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society, as a co-sponsor with the Houston-Galveston Institute, is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

*PHYSICIANS . This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should only claim those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.