Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learns

Come learn how psychoanalytic concepts relate to your work with children & families!

We cordially invite you to a series of Lunch & Learns to introduce psychoanalytic concepts to community practitioners, researchers, social workers and those in all helping professions. “Psychoanalysis” goes far beyond Freud, and has been a valuable and important part of social work since the beginning!  Join our discussions to learn something new and meet others with similar interests.

As of 4/8/20, Lunch & Learns have moved online!

Upcoming trainings

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Past trainings

Mentalization & Reflective Parenting
Wed, June 17th, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Free & Online!

Mentalization develops within the context of a secure attachment relationship and is the skill of being able to see yourself from the outside and others from the inside. This session will examine this ability in more detail, including how it relates to healthy parenting and positive child outcomes.

After registering through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

Ghosts in the Nursery
Wed, April 29, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Free & Online!

“In every nursery, there are ghosts. They are the visitors from the unremembered past of the parents, the uninvited guests at the christening.” So begins social worker Selma Fraiberg’s seminal paper, Ghosts in the Nursery. In our first ever online version of our ever popular Lunch & Learn series, we will discuss how Fraiberg’s psychoanalytic approach to impaired mother-infant relationships still has far reaching influence in the realms of attachment, intergenerational trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

After registering through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.