SFPA September 2021 Updates


Here at the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy, we strive to increase the knowledge and understanding of psychoanalytic theory by translating this theory through our three branches: research, community trainings, and certificate courses. In this blog, you’ll find the latest September 2021 updates from the Academy.




In this research roundup, we’ve outlined recent studies on using mentalization-based therapy to mitigate trauma and build secure attachments. Check out brief summaries of each study and implications for practice below.

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learns 2021-2022 dates: 
The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy Lunch & Learns are back! Our free trainings are a great way to explore how psychoanalytic concepts relate to work with children and families. Click here to learn more about our Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learns, and view our schedule below! 
September 16th, 2021, 11am-12pm CST: From Childhood to Adult Attachment (SOLD OUT)
November 18th, 2021, 11am-12pm CST: Mentalization & Reflective Parenting 
January 27th, 2022, 11am-12pm CST: Defense Mechanisms Explained

Certificate Courses:

Post-Graduate 1 Year Certificate Course in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Social Work Practice: 

Are you interested in learning more about applying psychoanalytic ideas to clinical practice? Stay tuned for our NEW virtual post-graduate certificate course! 


Our year-long course uses cross-disciplinary theories and a framework of social justice to help social workers and clinicians use psychoanalytic theory to enhance their work with vulnerable clients. Learn more below and keep an eye out for more details soon!