Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learns


Come learn how psychoanalytic concepts relate to your work with children & families!

 We cordially invite you to a series of Lunch & Learns to introduce psychoanalytic concepts to community practitioners, researchers, social workers and those in all helping professions. “Psychoanalysis” goes far beyond Freud, and has been a valuable and important part of social work since the beginning!  Join our discussions this year to learn something new and meet others with similar interests – all while enjoying a free light lunch! 

 Sign up early; there is 40 person limit for each session! All sessions will be at UT Lake Austin Center (3001 Lake Austin Blvd 78703) Hogg Conference Room – 4th Floor and you can sign up for the sessions below. Registration will open a month in advance for future sessions. A light lunch and free CEUs will be provided at each meeting! 

First Psych L&L of 2018!:

Ghosts in the Nursery

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
11:30am-1:00pm; 1.5 CEUs

“In every nursery, there are ghosts.  They are the visitors from the unremembered past of the parents, the uninvited guests at the christening.” This session will discuss the seminal paper by social worker, Selma Fraiberg, who applied a psychoanalytic approach to impaired mother-infant relationships.

Register here for “Ghosts in the Nursery”

You must RSVP to attend
A light lunch and free CEUs will be provided

Be on the lookout for future Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learns in June, September & December!

Tina Adkins at

Lunch & Learns are sponsored by the Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration, which has funded the study of the Family Minds intervention for foster parents.  To read more about this study and intervention visit our project page

Event Flyer here:Psych_Lunch&Learn Flyer 2018


Stay tuned for more information on our June 22nd, September 21st and December 14th Lunch & Learns!!