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Fridays @ CCP: A Psychodynamic Response to Community Trauma: A Case Study and Panel Discussion (Jonathan Foiles, LCSW)

  • 23 Apr 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • Zoom
  • 360


  • If you are a current CCP member, events are free of charge.
  • Non-CCP members who are also not students
  • Non-CCP members who are students. (No Continuing Education credit provided.)

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Fridays@CCP April 23, 2021 

Jonathan Foiles, LCSW
(Chicago, IL)

A Psychodynamic Response to Community Trauma: A Case Study and Panel Discussion

7-9pm (CST): ZOOM Presentation and discussion

About the presentation:   Psychodynamic psychotherapy is often viewed by its critics of being solely for the worried well and well-to-do. This ignores both the history of psychoanalysis, particularly its emergence amongst marginalized peoples and the early emphasis upon free clinics for all, and the work of numerous analysts and therapists in the present. In this presentation, the presenter will share a case from his years spent working in community mental health on the West Side of Chicago. Using core concepts from the work of Winnicott he will illustrate how psychodynamic themes and ideas can untangle the web of oppression that plagues many of the residents of this city and other urban centers while respecting the dignity and worth of the person far beyond what manualized treatments dominant in such settings can provide.


Jonathan Foiles, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the author of This City is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America (2019) and the forthcoming (Mis)Diagnosed: How Bias Distorts Our Perception of Mental Health (Sept. 2021).


Carlos Padrón, MA, MPhil  is a psychoanalyst with a background in philosophy and literature. He is currently a faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and at the Silberman School of Social Work at the City University of New York. He has participated in the documentary Psychoanalysis in El Barrio, a film on working psychoanalytically with underprivileged Latinx patients in the U.S., and has given talks and published on this topic. Lately he published an essay in the edited volume Psychoanalysis in the Barrios (Routledge, 2019) entitled "The Political Potentiality of the Psychoanalytic Process", and another essay entitled "Eight Inconclusive Notes on the Whiteness of the 'Good White'" in a special edition of Division Review #22 dedicated to Covid and racism. He written a text called "Pandemic Diary: 19 Fragments" to come out soon in a special edition of Psychoanalytic Psychology where 19 clinicians were invited to write about their experiences during the Covid Pandemic. Further, he has worked psychoanalytically in different settings including community mental health clinics and is currently a clinical associate of the New School Psychotherapy Program where he supervises PhD students in Psychology. He is the co-founder with Tracy Sidesinger of the New York Center for Community Psychoanalysis. 

Learning objectives:
1.Participants will describe the multiple layers of trauma that impact the lives of marginalized communities.
2.Participants will explain Winnicott’s concepts of the true and false self as they relate to contemporary experience.
3. Participants will identify factors that make psychodynamic psychotherapy the treatment of choice for vulnerable populations.

This is an intermediate  level presentation.

CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.
Students:free with annual $125 membership, payable at registration.
Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
Non-CCP members, single admission: $50
Student non-members, single admission: $15

Continuing Education
This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by April 22, 2021 at tkalven@ccpsa.org

Presented by

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Adina Bayuk Keesom, PsyD

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