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Confronting Social Rupture: An exploratory seminar

Jed Sekoff, PhD

6 Tuesdays, September 5–October 10, 7:30-9:00pm

flyerWe know that clinical process does not exist in a removed arena that is hermetically sealed off from the wider social world. Yet, too little attention has been paid to the impact and interweaving of social-historical-political-cultural currents on the clinical interaction. This seminar will explore the domain of ‘social rupture’, a conception which identifies breaches of the ‘social envelope’ that alter the life of a culture and challenge the emotional, ideational, and imaginative capacities of clinician and patient alike. Six arenas of social rupture will come to our attention: 1) The everyday traumata of an unstable social landscape; 2) Moral Panic; 3) Looming Global Threats: Climate Change, Nuclear War, Terrorism; 4) War and Genocide; 5)The inter-generational transmission of social trauma; and 6) The reparative arena of ‘torn mourning’ and ‘socio-psychical containment’ that may emerge within the psychoanalytic encounter.

September 5th, 2017 7:30 PM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
General Admission $ 245.00
PINC Members $ 200.00
Students and Candidates $ 150.00
(9) CE Credits $ 90.00