PINC presents The Oedipus Complex, a two-part series with Diane Elise and Jody Messler Davies.

In the first event, Dr. Elise will present her paper "The Black Man and the Mermaid." Taking erotic experience in the female clinical dyad as her starting point, she will illustrate how the recognition of Oedipal "threeness" can serve as a traumatic disruption which is experienced as an assault on dyadic "reality". Lisa Buchberg and Martine Aniel will serve as discussants. 
Saturday March 8th: 10 am - 1 pm 

In the second event, Dr. Davies will present her paper "From Oedipus Complex to Oedipal Complexity". In this work she reconceptualizes positive and negative Oedipal configurations of identification and counteridentification, not as specific phases of childhood sexual development, but as a lifelong struggle to sustain romantic and sexual attachments. 
Friday, May 2nd, 2008 6:30 - 9:00 pm 

Both events held at the Unitarian Universalist Society 
1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco