Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
March 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course will be held in Instructors Office
22A West Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
This Course is Approved for 3 CE/CME’s
Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair
As is the case with many of Freud’s ideas, his model of art, pathography, has settled into common knowledge amidst high controversy. A common grievance is the objection that, rather than illuminating art, by an ironic turn, Freud obliterated it, taking “the creative out of creativity” and reducing it to a neutered form.
Despite the criticism, pathography’s essential premise endures. In fact, Freud’s study of art presents less a failing than a riddle. He made a vital contribution that he cut off at the knees; he did see art’s essence but looked another way; he expressed misgivings but did not redress them. One must ask, why was this so?
This course will present Freud’s time-honored and useful insights into creative experience while examining how his aesthetic theory was shaped—and misshaped—by a “quarrel” between humanistic and scientific paradigms that extended from the Ancient world and unsettles questions of validity to the present day. It will illuminate pathography as a micro-study—and, in ways, a casualty–of an old and persistent debate: is psychoanalysis an art or a science? Freud was clear. He admired art but he admired science more.
Freud’s study of Leonardo da Vinci will provide case illustration throughout.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
- Understand essential premises of Romanticism and of Positivistic Science, including how these are relevant to the present-day argument for accountability and evidence-based therapies.
- Understand the history of pathography and, most importantly, Freud’s unique model.
- Utilize the pathographical model in understanding creative process, both in the clinical setting and in critiquing a work of art.
- Identify the contributions and shortcomings of Freud’s aesthetic theory and how both were influenced by the ongoing debate between art and science.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU’S)
Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement
Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
edu cation for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 3 credit hours.
- Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
- According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance