2016 - 2017 Freud's Bar

Things Fall Apart; The Center Cannot Hold

Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorin Newton, PhD, Co-Chairs

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Listen and talk with a psychoanalyst about different escapes from reality, while enjoying drinks, snacks, and browsing Diesel, A Bookstore.

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Program Title: Keeping on Thinking in Difficult Times
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Presenter: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Moderators: Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorian Newton, PhD
Location: Diesel, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(2 blocks south of the Rockridge Bart Station)
Program Fee: Free

How do we “show up” as we live through these on-going challenging times? When we feel enormous distress and when that distress is all around us, can psychoanalysis offer us a method and real world support for regaining a thoughtful state of mind, grounded in ourselves, connected to others and to the larger world? Under threat of catastrophic change we all may feel a kind of break down. We may be tempted to withdraw into isolation and despair or to strike out with anger and hatred finding someone or something to blame.  To stay engaged in a human way, as a citizen, as a loving, working person is something we all are facing.

About the Presenter:
Mary Margaret McClure, DMH is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis where she has been recently teaching about culture, child development, maternal subjectivity. She is in private practice in Mill Valley, CA. She is involved in an ongoing consultation with the Canal Alliance, a non-profit in San Rafael, CA, that serves the Latino immigrant population.