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The Unseen: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Community Psychoanalysis into the Future

March 16, 2024 — 9:00 am - March 17, 2024 — 5:00 pm EDT

American Psychoanalytic Association Department of Psychoanalytic Education: Psychoanalyst in the Community Work Group presents:


Our presenters, Kimberlyn Leary, Francisco Gonzalez, Daniel Gaztambide, and Paula Kliger will be in conversation with each other and the audience.  Preview a snapshot of their thoughts about community psychoanalysis by clicking on this link.

Hybrid conference:  University Club, Washington DC and on Zoom

(10 CE credits – Cultural Competence)

Our world is on fire!  Global crises necessitate a proactive response from psychoanalysts and psychodynamic psychotherapists. The wars around the world, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis,mass displacement of refugees, economic and political turbulence and historical racial injustices, challenge us to leverage our expertise, resources, and ethical responsibilities for the betterment of society.

In this two-day conference, invited speaker (Congressman Jamie Raskin, JD) and featured speakers (Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD, Francisco González MD, Paula Christian Kliger, Phd, ABPP and Kimberlyn Leary, PhD MPA) will explore the intersection of the personal and social unconscious, and how psychoanalysts and psychodynamic psychotherapists must engage with the socio-political world. The conference will offer a liminal space for participants to immerse themselves in dialogue about contemporary society. A short film, “We Are Human First,” will serve as a catalyst for deeper conversations about psychoanalytic applications beyond the consulting room. Through small and large group experiences, participants will have opportunities to share reflections in a reciprocal learning environment. We will delve into theoretical discourse and clinical material with the aim of legitimizing community psychoanalysis as a vital component of psychoanalytic institutional training.

Cosponsors include:  Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, Contemporary Freudian Society, Harlem Family Institute, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Community Psychoanalysis Track at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.

To Register:


March 16, 2024 — 9:00 am EDT
March 17, 2024 — 5:00 pm EDT
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