The Psychoanalytic Papers of Moisy Shopper:  Three Selections

Instructors: Kaye Bock, MSW, LCSW; Jacqueline Langley, PhD; Chester Smith, MEd, LPC

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bockDates: Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 2017

Time:  7:00-8:30 p.m.

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

This course is available via Distance Learning.  Details HERE.

Fee: $115.00

Course Level: Intermediate


This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 4.5 Credit Hours

Dr. Shopper has authored many papers in his long career as a psychoanalyst. We have selected three of his papers for a deep discussion about the clinical application of psychoanalytic concepts to development. The papers are on medical trauma, childhood illusions of parental celibacy, and sports.  Discussion of each paper will be facilitated by an analyst who has studied with Dr. Shopper.



chester smithNovember 7 –  Kaye Bock on Developmental Considerations in Preventing Medical

Intervention Trauma

November 14 – Jacqueline Langley on Illusions of Parental Celibacy

November 21 – Chester Smith on The Role of Sports in the Development of Psychic Structure


  • To describe the application of psychoanalytic theory to medical interventions with children.
  • To articulate considerations about timing of medical interventions with children.
  • To discuss aspects of illusions of parental celibacy as a normal part of adolescent development.
  • To use the concept of the use of illusions as defenses.
  • To analyze how participation in sports facilitates psychological development in children and youth.
  • To assess how aspects of adult participation can enhance the developmental benefits of sports.


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