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Tickling The Unconscious

Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorin S. 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 East Bay Booksellers.

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Program Title: "What were they thinking?!" Freud's Insights into Group Psychology
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Presenter: Charles P. Fisher, MD
Moderators: Robin Deutsch, PhD and Dorian S. Newton, PhD
Location: East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(2 blocks south of the Rockridge Bart Station)
Program Fee: Free

Charles Fisher, MDJames Surowiecki reminds us of The Wisdom of Crowds. In contrast, Shankar Vedantam tells us that if we are in a group of people, we are more likely to believe fake news rather than remain open but skeptical. Psychoanalyst Vamik Volkan shows us how a society can be torn apart by a chosen trauma from centuries past. All of these phenomena are analyzed and examined in Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego. In this Freud's Bar evening, we'll be open but skeptical as we check out Freud's hypotheses.

Charles P. Fisher, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He has a special interest in the dream interpreting practices of the Achuar people, an indigenous group in the Amazon rainforest. He is also interested in the interface of psychoanalysis and neuroscience.