Broadening Our Scope: Psychoanalytic Insights for Transforming Malignant Cultural Attitudes

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Presenter: Karim Dajani, PsyD, MFT
Place: Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2 CE/CMEs available

In response to Professor Albert Einstein’s question regarding what can psychoanalysis contribute to eradicate war and its root causes from human civilization, Freud spoke of “the need to transform the cultural attitudes” of individuals and groups. For us to do so, we need a clearer conception of culture and the mind than the one Freud supplied. This presentation attempts to synthesize the cultural anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu’s theory on culture or habitus with Freud’s ideas on culture, the “third” unconscious, and the ego to
suggest a conception of culture that is compatible with psychoanalytic discoveries and models of the mind. Dr. Dajani will then explore how psychoanalytic propositions can “transform the cultural attitudes” of polarized individuals and communities.

An optional dinner will be held at Rockland at 6:00 pm before the forum. The dinner is $45 ($30 for PCOP trainees). If you are interested in attending the dinner, please register by Wednesday, September 20.


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