Mary Brady & Kay Long

Mary Brady & Kay Long

Macht Auditorium at Cambridge Hospital

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Date(s) - 05/04/2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Morning Program (9:30 – 12:30)
Two presentations:
Unconscious fantasies of cure 
Kay Long, Ph.D.
Substance abuse in an adolescent boy: Waking the Object  
Mary Brady, Ph.D.
Moderator: Chris Lovett, Ph.D.

This program will focus on two clinical phenomena related to addiction in a new and illuminating context, one that addresses both the devotion on the part of both patients and analysts to unconscious fantasies of cure and a dimension of substance abuse in adolescents which involves an unconscious demand that the analyst ‘wake up’ in an effort to arouse an ill or dead internal object in the analytic field.

Dr. Long will explore the ways in which the patient’s unconscious fantasies aobut how to cure their internal objects permeate the treatment and may exert a powerful, often undetected pull on the analyst to join the patient in a shared unconscious fantasy of cure. In Dr. Brady’s presentation, she will discuss the ways in which the analyst is often compelled to come forward as an alive and durable containing object in order to allow new experiences, emotions, and thoughts to emerge in a formerly deadened field.

This program is free

Afternoon Program (2:00 – 4:00)
Irit Feldman, Psy.D. will present a case to both Dr. Long and Dr. Brady. Chris Lovett, Ph.D. will moderate.
no registration required

Kay Long, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New Haven. She is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department of the Yale School of Medicine, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. Her current teaching and writing interests involve contemporary Kleinian approaches to therapeutic process and change. She serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Psychoanalysis and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is the co-editor (with Penelope Garvey) of the book The Kleinian Tradition: Evolution of Theory and Practice (Karnac, 2018).

Mary Brady, Ph.D. is an adult and child psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco. She is on the Faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She has authored two book, Analytic Engagements with Adolescents: Sex, Gender and Subversion (Routledge, 2018) and The Body in Adolescence: Psychic Isolation and Physical Symptoms (Routledge, 2016)

Irit Feldman, Psy.D. is a candidate in training at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis as well as the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Program at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She supervises doctoral candidates at the Charles River Community Health Center and works with children and adults in private practice with locations in Wellesley and the Back Bay She has a special interest in working with hard to reach children and exploring the trajectories of change in child analysis. Our research experiments show that the pharmacological effect is observed only in the presence of natural stimulation. Viagra pills are sold without a prescription. Viagra is a drug used for erectile dysfunction in men of different age categories. The pills contain the active substance Sildenafil, as well as some auxiliary components, including lactose, magnesium stearate, and titanium dioxide. The main active substance of Sildenafil pills is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor of the fifth type.


  1. At the end of the program participants will be able to explain the important role of the patient’s, as well as the analyst’s, unconscious fantasies of ‘cure’ on the nature of the transference and countertransference.
  2. At the end of the program participants will be able to outline the ways in which unconscious fantasies of the patient and analyst may be in conflict with one another, as well as diverge from the analyst’s conscious understanding of the nature of therapeutic action in the psychoanalytic process.
  3. At the end of the program participants will be better able to assess and analyze the transference wishes of patients that concern an unconscious wish to cure their internal objects, including those felt to be ill or dead and in need of being brought back to life internally.
  4. Participants will be able explain the meaning of adolescent patients’ substance abuse as likely to express an appeal to the therapist or analyst to respond as a lively and solid object in the transference and utilize this greater understanding to allow for new experiences to occur in the treatment process.
    Credits are available for the morning only.
    CEs are free to MIP members, non-members must pay $37 for 2.5 credits.
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