Psychoanalysis + Social Work Through History

In this infographic from the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy, explore 110 years of social work and psychoanalysis.

The Academy, led by Dr. Tina Adkins at the Texas Institute for Family & Child Wellbeing, unites psychoanalysis and social work by offering education and training that weaves psychoanalytic theory, practical skills and social work values to help practitioners better serve the needs of community members.



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