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Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Annual Colloquium (WBCP MEMBERS ONLY)

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00am – 12:30pm ET

Katrin Haller, MSW


Remembrance: Theater Memory as a Perpetrator View


Jamie Steele, LMFT


Consciousness Raising: Social Justice as Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis as Social Justice


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

100 Welsh Park Rd. Rockville, MD 20850

This event will be held In-Person. There is no zoom option.

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Program Descriptions:

Katrin Haller, MSW: Remembrance: Theater Memory as a Perpetrator View

In my ethical paper I want to explore the individual’s experience of remembering the Holocaust and suggest ways of entering into remembering by containing forgetting. Using Kleinian theory, I describe what enables containing and what containing offers and the environment that it can happen in. I will reflect on my experience of having a non-Jewish German background and the weight of collective guilt within myself and how it can be used against me. I reference contemporary German Jewish culture and peoples’ return to Germany to regain their history. I will use the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur’s thinking on containing forgetting to help me write my own historical narrative.

Jamie Steele, LMFT: Consciousness Raising: Social Justice as Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis as Social Justice

While there is a growing recognition within psychoanalysis of the role of the social in clinical work and theory, it still remains widely seen as outside of the realm of the consulting room. In part this is due to the vast history of taking culture for granted in psychoanalysis, even as our adjuncting clinical fields took it up and took it seriously. Another part, however, is rooted in the dual insularity of psychoanalytic theory and the relative paucity of applied theoretical frameworks within the psychoanalytic literature taking up the process of the psychodynamics of social power and privilege. To address one possible way of moving forward, this paper takes up the social justice concept of “consciousness raising”[1] as a way of thinking psychoanalytically about the internal and external processes of social justice work and the opportunities this process might serve to clinical practice in the consulting room.


Saturday, January 20, 2024
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