Wednesday 19 july, 2017

Plenary Session
From symptom to psychic functioning: interest of projective psychology

Conference in French, translated in English, Spanish and Japanese

Lecturer: Pr. Françoise Neau

Françoise Neau is a clinical psychologist, a psychoanalyst (Psychoanalytical Association of France - IPA) and Professor of clinical psychology and psychopathology at Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité University. She worked many years in a psychiatric hospital as a therapist and she conducted a research about cruelty and sexual aggressive behaviors. She serves on the Editorial Board for the French language Journal Psychologie Clinique et projective.

Discussant: Howard Lerner

Howard Lerner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, and a child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst practicing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He teaches in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Michigan as well as in the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He has conducted research and written extensively on the Rorschach and Borderline Personality Disorder. Along with his brother, the late Paul Lerner, he constructed a Rorschach scale to assess the defensive structure of borderline patients. His writings on the Rorschach include object relations and representations and thought disorder conceptualized as boundary disturbance. More recently, his interests have involved the Rorschach assessment of trauma and dissociation.