Unrequited Love and Revenge in Erotomanic Stalking

Presenter: Helen Gediman, PhD
Date:  Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (40 minute lunch break at noon, and two 10-minute coffee breaks)
Location: American Institute for Psychoanalysis, 329 E 62nd St (Auditorium, Ground Floor)
General Admission is FREE!
Cost: $20.00 (applies only to licensed social workers wanting to receive their CE certificates)
Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn of the broad spectrum of motivation among erotomanic stalkers.
  2. Attendees will learn of the prevalence of narcissistically based shame when idealized love is unrequited.
  3. Attendees will learn how stalking can terrorize an idealized love object.

The presentation will review portrayals of erotomania in the films, Play Misty for Me and Fatal Attraction as well as in celebrity stalking of operatic and other divas. Clinical vignettes will round out the discussion of shame, fear, and terror in the stalker-stalkee couple.

Presenter: Helen Gediman, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and on the faculty of the Contemporary Freudian Society where she is a Training and Supervising Analyst. She is the author or coauthor of over 65 papers on a wide variety of topics, and 5 books. Her latest are Stalker, Hacker, Voyeur, Spy, the most recent in the CIPS/Karnac series on The Boundaries of Psychoanalysis, and Building Bridges, her selected papers published by International Psychoanalysis.