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