Environmental Melancholia

Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalysis for a Warming Planet

Renee Lertzman, Ph.D., Discussant Thomas Rosbrow, Ph.D.

Thursday Jan. 25, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

flyerDoes psychoanalytic work hold a key for addressing some of the most urgent survival issues facing our planet today? Is the primary reason more of us are not acting on behalf of our environment possibly due to an underlying “environmental melancholia,” where identifying opportunities for agency and repair are difficult? If so, what can be done about this? Renee Lertzman, author of Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Environmental Engagement explores these questions and more. Dr. Lertzman bridges psychoanalytic research and environmental work, pioneering ideas regarding the the role that both psychoanalytic thought and it’s practitioners have in meeting our most severe ecological crises. Through conversation with Dr. Thomas Rosbrow, participants will learn about Lertzman’s theory of environmental melancholia, specific examples of how psychoanalytic insights can actively be supporting those on the front lines of engagement, and why the psychoanalytic community is needed now, more than ever, to evolve our concepts of what it means to work both inside and outside the consulting room.

January 25th, 2018 7:30 PM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
General Admission $ 20.00
PINC Members $ 10.00
Candidates and Full-time Students $ 0.00
CE Credits (1.5) $ 15.00