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Upcoming programs in Washington DC:

These events are of interest to both the general public as well mental health professionals.

Contemporary Freudian Society

ANNUAL CULTURAL DIVERSITY PROGRAM “Muslim Emigre Identity Development in the USA”

One Session Program (3 Contact Hours)

Presenters: Drs. Farha Abbasi and Marsha Levy-Warren
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Location: Founder’s Hall, American University School of International Service, Washington, DC
Time: 1:00-4:00pm

“Lost and Found in America” – Dr. Farha Abbasi

This presentation will focus on the impact of immigration on mental health for Muslim immigrants to the United States in light of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Dr. Abbasi will discuss the results of survey studies investigating persistent toxic stress and it’s long-term influence on psychological development in Muslim youth.  She bases her presentation not only on her professional knowledge as psychiatrist and researcher, but also on her personal experience as a Pakistani immigrant. Dr. Abbasi will describe the challenges that Muslim youth face when navigating their bi-cultural identity in an atmosphere of suspicion and hatred.

“Growing Up with Hatred: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective” – Marsha Levy-Warren, PhD

This paper presents a view of hatred that is clinically useful for clinicians: how children may come to hate; the impact of hatred on a child’s development; the evolving awareness of hatred; and how we may try to insulate a child from being the object of hatred and prejudice.  What is suggested is that we aid children in developing a “not REALLY me”, one akin to the “me” that a psychoanalyst develops in response to being the object of transference.

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Contemporary Freudian Society

On Observation, Theory and the Mind of the Clinician at Work

One Session Program (4 Contact Hours)

Presenter: Fred Pine, PhD
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Location: Chevy Chase Village Hall, Humphrey Room, 5906 Connecticut Ave, (Corner of Connecticut Ave and W. Kirk St – Entrance on W. Kirk St) Chevy Chase, MD
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Fred Pine, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and also a member and training analyst of the Contemporary Freudian Society.  He is the author of “Developmental Theory and Clinical Process”, “Drive, Ego, Object and Self”, “Diversity and Direction in Psychoanalytic Theory”, and numerous other works.  In his presentation, he will discuss his views on the nature of the clinical listening stance in our era of pluralism, as well as dangers and misuses to which such a stance is subject.  Dr. Pine will also discuss clinical material presented by Robin Dean, PsyD, also a Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society.

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