ENVY: Envy as Hunger, as Destruction of the Good,
and as Inhibitor of Love and Creative Self-Expression
(Loss of Voice), & Envy as the Projected Evil Eye
Time: Saturday, January 16th, 2010, 10am Ė 4pm (Registration @9:30am)
Place: 115 East 9th Street (@3rd ave), 12P, New York, New York 10003
Workshop Leader: Susan Kavaler-Adler, Ph.D., ABPP, D.Litt.
(Visit www.kavaleradler.com for more information about Dr. Kavaler-Adler)
ďIn that Ďeternal nowí moment of Envy I am so consumed by wanting to be you that anything and everything
I have, that Iíve achieved, that Iíve constructed and created, is totally and violently forgotten within my mind!
I am totally inside of being you, and hating you at the same time for having what I feel so vividly to be all Iíve
ever wanted. And it seems like youíve gotten it all without any effort, effortlessly, while I trudge through the
road of struggle! Whatís more I canít even imagine in this moment ever being able to get there myself. I canít
imagine it without magically transforming myself into you! You have it all. I just want to be you!Ē
- Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler
How does one interpret envy, when it can feel like a put down if pointed out to anyone? Envy can be at the
core of masochism, narcissism, paranoia and schizoid mechanisms. Melanie Klein spoke of it as the destruction of the good,
and she implied the voracious and insatiable hunger in it by speaking of oral envy in particular. How is this related to
trauma? How is this related to parents with disowned envy that is expressed in both subtle and not so subtle forms of
contempt that can then be mimicked in the profound identifications of children? Both Melanie Klein and D. W. Winnicott
struggled with the destructive and self destructive aspects of envy and how to modify them through making them conscious.
This workshop will expound on these ideas as well as on the ideas of Peter Shabad as the childís fantasy of the parentís
evil eye and how it can be seen in psychoanalytic cases by Dr. Kavaler-Adler. Dr. Kavaler-Adlerís cases and ideas will be
interspersed with the seminal ideas of Klein and Winnicott, and the more recent ones of Peter Shabad.
Lecture and discussion will take place in the morning of the workshop. Then in the afternoon, Dr. Kavaler-Adler
will engage all workshop participants in a personal and group experience journey through her skilled use of a psychic
visualization. The psychic visualization will be used to promote internal dialogues both about oneís own envy and
about oneís fears of being envied, both of which can hold back success in love and creativity.
Fees: Pre-registration @ $75 for non-students, $40 for students only
At the door registration: @ $85 for non-students, $50 for students
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