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Twos and Threes: Musical Chairs in Female Psychic and Social Life (Lecture)

  • April 06, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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Featuring Nancy Kulish, Ph.D.

Date:  April 6, 2018 

Time:  7:00-8:30 PM
Where:  Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church
              1980 Dahlia Street
              Denver, CO  80220
Cost:  Free of Charge

The paper is a further development of the author’s work on the female oedipal or Persephone complex. Jockeying for position in the context of a threesome is a major preoccupation in female social behavior, and in female inner experience, throughout the life cycle. The author has named this oscillating phenomenon “twos and threes.” While such configurations are often understood in terms of sibling rivalry or social influences, the author focuses on   underlying female triangular dynamics.  Clinical examples and a contemporary novel by Tana French are presented to demonstrate how masked and overlooked female triangular Persephone conflicts may underlie these experiences and appear in the transference and countertransference in psychoanalytic treatments.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, the participant will better be able to:

  1. Distinguish oedipal rivalries from sibling rivalries
  2. Discuss the dynamics of the female Oedipus or  Persephone Complex


Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

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