From Punk Rock to Millennial Burnout:
In Praise of the Paranoid-Schizoid Rebellion and Other Psychoanalytic Takes on the Importance of Being Ruthless    

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Matt Carges, LMFT

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6/21

7:00 - 8:30 pm


$200 Non-Members
$180 Members
$100 Residents-Interns-Graduate Students

As parents, we don’t often imagine it ideal to raise our children to act ruthlessly.  On the other hand, are we raising them to know what is worth fighting for--or rebelling against? Or, at least to be able to ask those questions on their own?

From various forms of “helicopter” or “bulldozing” parents, to being peer-ordained (and trying to sustain) "cool", to the ever-watchful eye/I of social media, parenting and social expectations can have oppressive consequences on the assertiveness and exuberance of today’s youth. Can we at least tolerate, or even provide a good foil for, youth who are becoming “good-bad” but not evil? 

This class will look at youth movements over the span of a century through various psychoanalytic and developmental perspectives to help highlight the path from ruthlessness to relatedness to relative autonomy.


  1. Identify the developmental path of “hate preceding love” in clinical practice.
  2. Describe in therapeutic and social terms the importance of ruthless behavior.
  3. Better understand the role of parents, therapists and society when working with - or against - youth, towards relative autonomy.
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Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of  6.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.