Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learns


Psychoanalytic Lunch and Learns 2020
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 to learn something new and meet others with similar interests.

As of 4/8/20, Lunch & Learns have moved online!

Upcoming Lunch & Learns

Ghosts in the Nursery
Wed, April 29, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Free & Online!

“In every nursery, there are ghosts. They are the visitors from the unremembered past of the parents, the uninvited guests at the christening.” So begins social worker Selma Fraiberg’s seminal paper, Ghosts in the Nursery. In our first ever online version of our ever popular Lunch & Learn series, we will discuss how Fraiberg’s psychoanalytic approach to impaired mother-infant relationships still has far reaching influence in the realms of attachment, intergenerational trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

After registering through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.


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Lunch & Learns are sponsored by the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy, 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