Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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Rockland Mansion
Rockland - East Fairmount Park
3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia


Broadening our Scope:  Psychoanalytic Insights for Transforming Malignant Cultural Attitudes


In response to Professor Albert Einstein’s question regarding what can psychoanalysis contribute to eradicate war and its root causes from human civilization, Freud spoke of “the need to transform the cultural attitudes” of individuals and groups. For us to do so, we need a clearer conception of culture and the mind than the one Freud supplied.  This presentation attempts to synthesize the cultural anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu’s theory on culture or habitus with Freud’s ideas on culture, the “third” unconscious, and the ego to suggest a conception of culture that is compatible with psychoanalytic discoveries and models of the mind. Dr. Dajani will then explore how psychoanalytic propositions can “transform the cultural attitudes” of polarized individuals and communities. 



PRESENTER: Karim Dajani, PsyD, MFT


2.0 CE/CME credits available

No Charge for PCOP Members, Students, and Fellows*
No Charge for Students, Fellows, and Residents (no credit available)

$50 for Non-Members Seeking Credit
$20 for Non-Members not Seeking Credit

*If you are a PCOP member whose membership category does not include receiving continuing education credits (Basic Level membership), please pay the fee for non-members seeking credit. 


There will be an optional dinner held before the forum. Dinner will be $30 for PCOP trainees and $45 for all other individuals. If you are interested in attending the dinner, please register by 9/20.