Don Carveth - Guilt and its Evasion in Psychoanalysis and Society (Virtual Only)

Description: Since the late 1950s, in our culture of narcissism, psychoanalysis, like the wider society, has been evading guilt. In order to fulfill its therapeutic potential, psychoanalysis must reverse Freud’s 1923 decision to fold conscience into superego. It must recognize the biologically grounded conscience and its capacity to call out the socially internalized and culturally relative superego.

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Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


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$50 general admission
$25 SDPC members, candidates, and students

Presenter Information

Bio: Don Carveth is emeritus professor of sociology and social and political thought at York University in Toronto. He is a training and supervising analyst at the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, a past Director of the Toronto Institute, and past editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of The Still Small Voice: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Guilt and Conscience (Karnac, 2013); Psychoanalytic Thinking: a Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2018); and Guilt: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2023). Many of his publications are available on his York website ( and his current website (; his video lectures are available on his YouTube channel ( He is in private psychoanalytic practice in Toronto.

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REGISTRATION FEE:  $60 General; $35 SDPC Members, $25 Candidates, and Students

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