Think about the last time someone advised you, “Just be yourself!” Have you ever wondered, either philosophically or with some frustration, “What does that really mean?”
Flora Lazar, PhD LCSW
Psychoanalysis, Self and Context
Volume 15, 2020 – Issue 2
Flora Lazar discusses what self psychology can learn from the field of literary criticism about addressing the experience of political and social otherness. Using the debates arising from the 2017 Brisbane Literary Festival, it explores how social, political, and cultural identities might affect our ability to understand the lives of those whose identities we do not share.
Jenna White, MA LCPC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, body image, and gender and sexuality diversity. She currently works with groups, couples and individuals and in the Loop and in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Jenna offered her wisdom with me to help others who might be struggling.
Anancia Stafford, EdD completed her masters and doctoral work at Governor’s State University, where she studied the relationship between race, identity and college attrition among African American male college students. She currently works with individuals and adults in the Loop and in Hyde Park, Chicago.
I recently sat down with Dr. Stafford to explore how race and identity can play into the therapeutic process.
What does psychodynamic therapy look like? How do we know it works? A leading psychoanalyst named Dr. Jonathan Shedler published an article in 2010 intended to demonstrate that psychodynamic therapy provably offers profound, permanent self-understanding and emotional relief.
Depth Counseling therapist Dr. Anancia Stafford is teaching a workshop on “Mindful Meditation” at University CoWork on September 4th.
Flora Lazar, PhD LCSW
The American Psychoanalyst
Volume 53, No 2, Spring/Summer 2019
Flora Lazar’s article considers the sociocultural frontier of psychoanalysis and its educational mission. It addresses the responsibilities and opportunities of psychoanalysis in the public domain and is informed by innovative archival research. The article offers a critique of the consequences of insularity in the consultation room.