NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

NCSPP Corner

by Monika Telichowska, Psy.D.

THE MENTAL PAIN OF MINORITIES: AMELIORATION AND TREATMENT

Salman Akhtar, M.D.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

CE: 6 credits

Tuition: $210 General Public | $160 Full Members | $90 Associate Members | $40 Student Members | $40 Scholarship Rate

Dr. Salman Akhtar will discuss the chronic mental pain, or, in Freud’s (1926) terms, seelenschmerz, that minority group members often experience. According to Dr. Akhtar, this pain is generated by the dissonance between individual subjectivity and the stereotypes that the larger sociocultural "holding environment” imposes. Through clinical intervention and collaborative civic engagement, Dr. Akhtar will illuminate ways to address and reconcile aspects of this discord.

Registration Information: http://www.ncspp.org/events/annual-event-and-lecture-day-salman-akhtar