In recent years and, in particular, in 2020, the word unprecedented has been omnipresent and probably one of the most common adjectives to describe crisis after unraveling crisis. Things seem to get worse before they get worse. At times, the deep and dynamic psychological forces at play as we experience them seem overwhelming. This multimedia presentation will address the possibilities for repair and transformation in the midst of the ongoing health, racial, economic and sociopolitical shipwrecks. In particular, the so-called American immigration or migration crisis and related problems of othering will be taken up.
The challenge is to create ways in which citizen psychoanalysts can collectively work out a psychology for clinical, community, and human rights work. The devastating effects of the “assault on reality,” the denial of science, and the lack of human decency can be altered with courageous resiliency.
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD is a social psychiatrist who explores the ties between environment and mental health. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her MS and MD degrees from Columbia University. She completed residency at NY Hospital Westchester Division and Montefiore and is board certified in psychiatry. With her colleagues at the Cities Research Group and the University of Orange, Mindy explores the consequences of social fracture for our society and our health and seeks ways to reconnect the broken parts. Prior to joining the New School full-time in 2016, Mindy taught at Columbia University and was a lecturer at Parsons. She has published numerous articles and six books including Main Street: How a City's Heart Connects Us All, From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence (with Hannah L. F. Cooper), Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, and House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place.
Alan Nathan, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Long Island University, CW Post, in 2001. He was associate professor with the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University clinical psychology doctoral program, for eleven years. He has been in private practice since 2006. Dr. Nathan specializes in trauma recovery. He has taught diversity courses and is particularly interested in racial justice and multicultural work. He has published several articles on white supremacy and racism. He is a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society and Maryland Psychological Association and serves on the Diversity Committee for both organizations. He and his wife are part of the Racial Justice Task Force with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring.
Dr. Spyros D. Orfanos is Director of New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He founded the NYU Immigration and Human Rights Work Group. Other leadership positions include: past-president of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), the Society of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association, and the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
1.The participant will be able to identify at least three possibilities for societal repair and transformation that will also be applicable to clinical work.
2.The participant will be able to formulate a psychological framework relevant to clinical and human rights work in times of crisis.
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Social Workers: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 4 CE credits.
Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 4 CE credits.
This program is designed for professionals and graduate students in the mental health field.
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