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Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium: James Gorney, PhD

  • 20 May 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center


Annual Membership Meeting 


Paul Lerner Scholar's


A Saturday Morning Seminar

presented by  

James E. Gorney, PhD 

Saturday, May 20, 2017


University of Tennessee Medical Center

Morrison Education and Conference Center

1924 Alcoa Highway

Knoxville, TN 37920

Description of Program: Membership Meeting

This annual membership meeting is an opportunity for members to provide direct input and guidance into the educational and other programs offered by APS, to ask questions about board activities and the finances of the society. In years past, due to limited time, much of the meeting consisted of the board reporting to the members. This year, we plan to distribute any reports before the meeting with the objective of having a more informal but substantive dialog with our members. Since this is not a formal continuing education event, formal CE credit will not be available for this hour-long program, but participants will receive a certificate of attendance that does meet Tennessee's Type II continuing education requirements.

Description of Program: Lerner Symposium



8:30am   Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am   Membership Meeting

10:00am  Break

10:15am   Lerner Symposium, Part I: 

The Enduring Legacy of Davoine and Gaudilliere

11:15am   Break

11:30am   Lerner Symposium, Part II:

Case Presentation

12:30pm   Complete Evaluations & Adjourn.

Educational Objectives:

After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:



James E. Gorney, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and psychologist in private practice in Knoxville. A graduate of Chicago University and the William Alanson White Institute, Jim has had a longstanding connection to Austen Riggs Center, where he initially came in contact with Drs. Davoine and Gaudilliere. Jim has written and presented extensively over the years and is the recipient of the Hans Strupp Prize.


This program is open to all APS members. The material will be appropriate for clinicians with intermediate levels of experience and knowledge.

Registration Fees and Policies:

Members are asked to register online in order to help us plan the event (and especially the breakfast!), but there is no charge for this event.

Online registration will close on May 18, 2017.

Facility is accessible to persons who are physically challenged. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to Heather Hirschfeld, PhD.

APS Membership:

Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2016-2017 program year for $70. Scholars can join/renew for $50 and Early-Career Professionals can join/renew for $35. Graduate students may join or renew for $25.

American Psychological Association Approval Statement:

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Education:

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. Psychologists will have their participation registered through Division 39.

Participants at the Membership Meeting portion of the event will also receive a certificate noting attendance as an educational event. This certificate does meet criteria for Type 2 CE for psychologists. 

APS and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. APS and Division 39 are also committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.

Selected References and Recommended Reading:

Davoine, F. and J-M Gaudilliere (2004). History Beyond Trauma (Trans. Susan Fairfield), New York: Other Press.

Davoine, F. and J-M Gaudilliere (2012). Wittgenstein’s Folly (Trans. W.J. Hurst). New York: YBK Publishers.

Davoine, F. (2014). Mother Folly (Trans. J. Miller). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Davoine, F. (2016). Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote’s Teaching. New York: Karnac Books.

Ornstein, Anna (2012). My Mother’s Eyes: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl. Covington, KY: Clerisy Press.


Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Heather Hirschfeld, PhD.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between Division 39, APS, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risks/limitations of the approaches discussed will be addressed.

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