Politics, Pandemics and Personhood: Psychoanalytically Informed Approaches to the Traumas of 2020

In this workshop we will explore ways to use a relational psychoanalytic stance to understand and intervene in the treatment of traumas specific to our socio-political milieu, emphasizing an intersectional understanding of ourselves as members of greater society. 

This presentation will incorporate specific exercises and discussion focused on identity with the goal of encouraging participants to be aware of privileges, biases, and bases for affiliation that may favor exclusion of others rather than inclusiveness.

This lecture is being given by Boris Thomas, JD, Phd, LCSW-R. 

Dr. Thomas is a clinician in private practice, Boris Thomas is professor emeritus at the Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago), taught at DePaul University- College of Education (Chicago), and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (New York). His teaching focuses on clinical process and the clinician’s use of self in a relational treatment context. A former litigation attorney, he practiced for ten years, and he is a retired member of the New York and New Jersey bars. 

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Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Academics, Health & Wellness


Steve Hicks School of Social Work

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Students, Alumni





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