About the Academy

Our Vision: 

Developing helping professionals who are better able to heal the suffering of communities and vulnerable individuals. 

Our Mission: 

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy offers education and training that weaves psychoanalytic theory, practical skills and social work values to help practitioners better serve the needs of community members.

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 Our Values:

  • Research.  We believe psychoanalytic research is needed to develop evidence and resources for practitioners who work with vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities.
  • Collaboration.  We believe in uniting psychoanalytic knowledge, expertise from academia and social work practice to create trainings, programs and solutions for those working with vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities.
  • Innovation.  We believe in the importance of creating new innovative ways to translate psychoanalytic theory and interventions to better inform social work practice and move this interdisciplinary field forward.