Sender and Pearl to Participate in Penn Dept. of Psychiatry Panel

Professors Katherine Sender and Sharrona Pearl will be among the panelists participating in the panel discussion “Privacy? Sensation! A Panel on Celebrity Patients and Psychoanalysis” on Wednesday, January 19 at 7pm in the Slought Foundation Gallery, 4017 Walnut Street. The event is part of Freud, Franklin and Beyond, an interdisciplinary forum on mental health and society, sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pennsylvania, the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, and the Slought Foundation.   

About the panel:
The treatment of celebrity patients can prompt a variety of concerns for both patient and practitioner. Matters of privacy, entitlement, maintenance of boundaries, countertransference temptations, and potential for ethical problems are just a few of the issues that treatment of celebrities may bring to the fore. The participants on this panel will examine these matters from a variety of disciplines that will include cultural, historical, and psychodynamic perspectives. Other panelists include Jean-Michel Rabate, Department of English (moderator); Arthur Caplan, Center for Bioethics; Max Cavitch, Department of English; and Frederick Fisher, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.