Annual Fairbanks Lecture Friday 10/28

THE 2016 SUE FAIRBANKS LECTURE IN PSYCHOANALYTIC KNOWLEDGE

ELIZABETH M. SIMPSON, LCSW
FEAR OF BREAKDOWN:
INTERNAL AGONIES AND URBAN LIFE

How do we help our clients when internal reality and
primitive agonies are mirrored by the socio-cultural realities
of urban “development,” such as the collapse of mental
health services, systematic oppression, homelessness,
and gentrification?

Psychoanalytic and social theories offer us a lens to
understand how issues of identity and psychic resilience are
informed by race, trauma, class and culture. If we are able to
reflect about the collusion of internal and external fantasies
and realities, we might be a step closer to providing effective
and humane care for our clients.

Friday, October 28, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Utopia Theatre
School of Social Work

Free admission | 3 CEUs, $5 fee payable at the door
RSVP: ssw-profdev@utlists.utexas.edu