We, the Board of the Contemporary Freudian Society, believe that the recent Executive Order signed by President Trump requiring a ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees from seven nations entering or re-entering the US, in our opinion, discriminates against a class of people based upon their religion and place of origin and, as such is ethically and morally wrong. Our values as psychoanalysts and as American citizens are in direct opposition to the discrimination put in place by this Order. As psychoanalysts, we are deeply committed to the belief that the intrinsic humanity of all should be cherished and safeguarded to the greatest extent possible. We are fortunate in our work as psychoanalysts to encounter this intrinsic humanity in those with whom we work in the clinics, schools, hospitals and consulting rooms in which we practice our profession. We have the opportunity to learn with each individual with whom we work that, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, religion, political belief, nationality, every person has their own profound and complex story. To discriminate against a people, a religion, a nationality is to do violence to the elegant logic of the stories that each person’s life can tell us.
The SPRING Project is a new outreach initiative sponsored by the Contemporary Freudian Society. The Project helps expectant and postpartum mothers and their families who are experiencing mood-related problems during pregnancy and after having a baby.
The SPRING Project – support for pregnancy, raising infants, navigating growth – is operating in the New York, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. Learn more about the Project at www.springproject.org!
Our Training Institute has its own dedicated website. Training is offered in both NYC and in DC. Our trainees come from locations across the East Coast, including Baltimore, Miami, Connecticut, Norfolk and Charlottesville. Training provides in-depth instruction in multiple theoretical perspectives, including Contemporary Freudian, Contemporary Kleinian, Bionian, Winnicottian and Kohutian. For more information about training to become a psychoanalyst and other training opportunities, and to learn more about our current candidates and faculty, please visit instituteofcfs.org.
Annual Cultural Diversity Program:
Muslim Emigre Identity Development in the USA
Lost and Found in America
Dr. Farha Abbasi
Growing Up with Hatred: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective
Marsha Levy-Warren, PhD
March 19, 2017
On Observation, Theory and the Mind of the Clinician at Work
Fred Pine, PhD
April 8, 2017
Annual Scientific Conference
Differentiation Between Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic: Theory and Practice
Dr. Stefano Bolognini
October 14-15, 2017
Registration coming soon
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