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Fairbanks Lecture: Marco Posadas

October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Sue Fairbanks Lecture in Psychoanalytic Knowledge presents

Marco Posadas, msw, RSW, Fipa
difficult to hold: Psychoanalysis and anti-oppressive clinical practice in social work

Free admission. 3.0 CEUs available for a $10 fee payable at the door. Register here.

As clinicians, we witness how the current socio-political phenomena is impacting marginalized people. From images and media discourses to day-to-day social interactions, we are being systematically exposed to emotionally violent and racist, homophobic, and transphobic messages. This takes a toll in us and in the populations we serve, particularly when working with LGBTQ and racialized communities targeted by the current administration. This workshop will create a space to discuss important contributions from psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theories that inform clinical practice from an anti-oppressive perspective.

Marco Posadas, MSW, RSW, FIPA is chief clinical officer of The House of Purpose, a consulting firm where he develops psychoanalytically informed programs for organizations. He is a psychoanalyst member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), clinical social worker, licensed psychologist (MEX), and Ph.D. candidate at Smith College School for Social Work.  He is the current chair of IPA’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Studies Committee. Posadas is a faculty member at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis, where he works to integrate anti-oppressive and anti-racist clinical practice into psychoanalysis, and an adjunct faculty at Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. He has worked in the HIV sector for over 20 years. He is past-vice president for North America of the International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization (IPSO) and co-chaired the scientific programme in the IPA International Congress in Boston 2015. He served in the board of directors of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), and was recipient of the 2013 OASW Inspirational Leader Award for his work with underserved and marginalized populations.


October 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States