Saturday, May 7, 2022, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Celebrating Frank Lachmann’s Newest Book “The Self Restorative Power of Music: A Psychological Perspective”

2 Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers & LMHC’s*
As a peerless composer/lyricist, Cole Porter lived astride continents, mastered stage and screen, and trotted in style between the soignée and sordid, between societal norm and secretive. But from childhood, Porter felt freest while riding horses. Then at the height of his powers, a horrific accident on horseback would devastate his body, threaten to wipe out his creativity, and his cultivated identity and precepts as a human being. So the story goes, as Porter lay in agony, waiting for rescue, he maintained sanity by turning to an unfinished song. How did this songwriter transform popular music, bring coded language into a puritanical culture, and all through excruciating pain and isolation? This is the story of Cole Porter’s self-restoration, a cornerstone of American culture.
Discover the truth amid the glitter and champagne! Join this unmissable one-night event written and presented by Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D., with singer/pianist Eric Yves Garcia!


The Laurie Beechman Theater, West Bank Cafe, 407 W 42nd Street, NYC
Registration deadline: May 5, 2022


Frank Lachmann, Ph.D., a teacher, supervisor and a member of the Founding Faculty of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York; and a Clinical Assistant Professor, in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is author or co-author of more than 150 journal publications, co-author with Joe Lichtenberg and Jim Fosshage of six books, most recently Narrative and Meaning, (Routledge, 2017). With Beatrice Beebe he wrote Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (Analytic Press, 2002) The Origins of Attachment (Routledge, 2014) and The Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book (with Beebe and Cohn, Norton, 2016). He is sole author of Transforming Aggression (Aronson, 2000), Transforming Narcissism: (Analytic Press, 2008) and The Self-Restorative Power of Music; A Psychological Perspective (Routledge, 2022). He is a member of the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and an honorary member of the Vienna Circle for Self Psychology, the William Alanson White Society, and the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Eric Yves Garcia is a singer/pianist who, as a nightlife mainstay, BroadwayWorld announced “…embodies, in every way, what it is to be a New York City nightclub entertainer”. In addition to popular, repeat engagements in London and Paris, his NYC appearances include Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Symphony Space, Birdland, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Bemelmans Bar and the Café Carlyle. He is a proud recipient of both the Margaret Whiting Award & Bistro Award. NY Times declared him “… a handsome young singer and pianist with a genuine star quality.” (NYT)

*Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0175 and for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0097