Presented by NC AAPCSW
"Insight For All": Psychoanalytic Therapy with Adults Experiencing Homelessness
Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
9 AM-11 AM on Zoom
A common misconception about psychoanalytically informed therapies is that they are appropriate only for people of means. Dr. Luepnitz will speak to the forgotten history of free treatment in psychoanalysis, describing the efforts of Donald Winnicott -- and Freud himself -- to make free treatment available for all. Her talk will outline the concepts most relevant to working with adults without secure housing (e.g. the holding environment, "fear of breakdown", and the use of countertransference). Clinical illustrations from her project "Insight For All" will be offered.
Two contact hours will be available for this event.
This seminar will help practitioners understand and apply psychodynamic principles to clinical work with adults without secure housing.
Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. She is the author of The Family Interpreted: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Family Therapy.
Her more recent book is Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas: 5 Stories of Psychotherapy, which has been translated into 8 languages and is now available as an Audiobook.
In 2005, Dr. Luepnitz launched IFA (Insight For All) which connects psychoanalytically trained therapists with people who are unhoused -- or newly housed -- following a period of street-homelessness.
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