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Psychoanalysis, Society and Culture

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
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Event Contact(s):
Monique Losson
Angelica Tratter
Jay Unterberg
Study Groups
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Dallas Psychoanalytic Center

P.O. Box 670218 | Dallas, Texas | 75367-0218






Title: Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society Discussion Group

Program Chairs: Angelica Tratter, Ph.D., and Jennifer (J) Unterberg, Ph.D.

Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month, from September 2022-May 2023, 7:30-9:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Credit Hours: 1.5 hours per session; 13.5 total


Workshop Description: 

This study group meets monthly to discuss topics related to culture and society. The intricate connection between individual lives with cultural and societal structures have often been overlooked in psychoanalytic practice. Yet, there has also been a strong socio-cultural current in psychoanalytic theorizing, starting with Freud’s classic Civilization and its Discontents. Through works of art, including fiction and movies, we aim to deepen and expand our engagement with various perspectives, including our own. Through exposure to a variety of narratives, including psychoanalytic, participants will improve their cultural competency in treating diverse patients in an efficacious and ethical manner.

Learning Objectives:

1. Increase knowledge of social psychoanalysis, culture, and normative unconscious processes.

2. Improve cultural diversity competence.

3. Increase technical knowledge of socio-cultural interventions to improve performance.

4. Better understand the deleterious mental health consequence of micro-aggressions and the experience of being othered.




Belkin, M. (2021). Toward an Intersectional Psychoanalysis of Race, Gender, and Sexuality, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 57:2, 206-227.


Holmes, D. (2021). “I Do Not Have a Racist Bone in My Body”: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on What’s Lost and Not Mourned in our Culture’s Persistent Racism. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 69: 237-258.


Akhtar, S. (1995). A Third Individuation: Immigration, Identity, and the Psychoanalytic Process. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 43: 1051-1084.


Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the

accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and The Dallas Psychoanalytic Center (DPC). APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of ____ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. -Updated July 2021-