A Conversation with Gohar Homayounpour, PsyD: Persian Blues, the Birth of a New Female Epic Hero in Iran, and a Clinical Discussion

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
United States

This event will begin with a dialogue about Dr. Gohar Homayounpour’s recent book, Persian Blues, Psychoanalysis and Mourning. In this book, she weaves the personal with the political through a psychoanalytic lens that ultimately renders new understandings of Iran. A discussion of the female experience in Iran will follow, with particular focus on the significance of “the” present subversive feminist movement of our time. Lastly, we will engage with Dr. Gohar Homayounpour through discussion of a case with themes pertinent to her work.

Dr. Gohar Homayounpour is a psychoanalyst and Gradiva award-winning author. She is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Italian Psychoanalytical society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst of the Freudian Group of Tehran, of which she is also founder and immediate past president. She is also a member of the scientific board at the Freud museum in Vienna, and of the IPA group Geographies of Psychoanalysis. Homayounpour has published numerous psychoanalytic articles and essays. Her first book, Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran (2012, MIT) won the Gradiva award and has been translated into many languages including French, German, Italian, Turkish and Spanish. Her latest book is titled Persian Blues, Psychoanalysis and Mourning (2022, Routledge). Other recent publications and book chapters include “The Dislocated Subject” (2019) and “Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam” (2019).

PSPP is the local Chapter of Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association. We are committed to providing psychoanalytically oriented professionals and clinicians-in-training opportunities to exchange scholarly and clinical information to enhance their knowledge and skills through continuing education events, networking, funding, mentorship, and consultation.  


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