The Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN) is an advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion of dynamic therapies. This is their first national conference!
The conference link is here.
Mark your calendars now and join us for this Psychotherapy Action Network-sponsored conference in San Francisco!
Psychotherapy is alive and well, bringing growth, understanding, transformation, compassion and cure to millions of people across the globe. Psychotherapy is also under attack. Insurance companies are reluctant to cover treatments of any depth; psychology training programs are more and more constrained to teach only behavioral techniques rather than dynamically-informed, relationship-based treatments; and much public policy is strongly biased towards short-term, structured interventions and medications for people in distress.
So how do we safeguard psychotherapy? How do we buffer it from the assaults of medicalization, managed care, instrumentalization and reductionism? How do we create strong advocates in public policy, professional education and clinical practice? How do we create avenues of access not only for the rich, but for all?
We will gather to draw from psychology, psychoanalysis, social theory, cultural studies, public policy and public service in order to build on PsiAN’s success as a force of tikkun, of healing, of both individuals and our world.
There has never been a more important time than now for collective action to support substantive treatment. Please join us as we organize to ensure the future of psychotherapy!
Conference Sponsors Include:
Golden Gate University * Access Institute *
Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis * RAMS, Inc *
Wright Institute * Oakes Children’s Center *
Reflective Spaces/Material Places *
Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology *
California Institute of Integral Studies * A Home Within *
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery * Clinical Social Work Association *
Existential-Humanistic Institute * San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
The Sacramento Psychoanalytic Society is dedicated to the promotion of psychoanalysis within the greater Sacramento area.