Brief Abstract
This presentation focuses on Geo-cultural Dislocation, including numerous psychosocial variables, clinical impact, and processes by which integration, amelioration and healing occur. The felt experience of Geo-cultural dislocation is emphasized, along with its psychic depth and communication challenges. Therapists are made aware of how to increase cultural sensitivity in working with people affected by Geo-cultural dislocation.

Learning Objectives
After this intermediate/advanced presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the ways in which cultural differences impact communication.
2. Empathize more deeply with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
3. Treat immigrant patients with greater competence and compassion in psychotherapy.

Brief Biography
Salman Akhtar, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several prestigious psychoanalytic journals and has published prolifically as an author and editor of books in the areas of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He is also a highly regarded poet and has many poetry books in Urdu and English. Dr. Akhtar has delivered lectures worldwide and his books have been translated into many languages.


Additional Documents
Addendum to abstract with definitions of concepts
A list of published and edited works by Salman Akhtar, M.D.

Date(s) - April 2, 2016
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Central Congregational Church


Online bookings are not available for this event.

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