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Attachment Hunger in a Young Man: Pete Campbell’s Agony in “Mad Men”

Presented by Volney Gay, PhD

Program Description:
Attachment needs begin in infancy and extend throughout the life cycle. In “Mad Men” – the famous TV series- Vincent Kartheiser portrays Pete Campbell’s struggle to attach to admirable adults. I use video clips of season one to document how those adults rebuke him. Seen in that context, Pete’s wretched moral faults emerge as understandable bursts of rage. We find similar, puzzling, bursts of rage in our patients. By better understanding Pete we can better understand them.
Presenter Bio:
In 2018, Dr. Gay retired from Vanderbilt where he was Professor of Religious Studies, Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor of Anthropology. He won four teaching awards and supervised 30 PhD dissertations while at Vanderbilt. He has published 9 books. His most recent is On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: the Hidden Face of American Slavery. International Psychoanalytic Books 2016. His book-in-process is “Deliberate Practice in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” American Psychological Association Press, with Hanna Levenson & Jeff Binder.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT using the Zoom Platform. Attendees will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021, along with any support materials provided by the presenter.