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APA Div. 39's Spring Meeting: "Resonant Voices - Sameness, Difference and Mutuality in the Consulting Room, Clinic and Community"

  • 04 Apr 2019
  • 06 Apr 2019
  • Philadelphia, PA

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1. Deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring;

2. Having the ability to evoke enduring images, memories or emotions.

Psychoanalysis is a craft which seeks to continually discover, recognize and liberate the deep voices within us all which resonate through our individual lives and help shape our collective experience. Within the analytic relationship, voices which have been sequestered, muted or overly dominant may be known in a way which brings forth the possibility of creating something new, even as past trauma is witnessed and mourned. All of this occurs in a context of a deepening appreciation of differences which coexist with the overlapping experience and unique features of identity: race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, physical abilities and spirituality. Coming to an authentic experience of mutuality is a journey within these facets of our shared experience as well as the settings and cultural contexts which shape how we live, work, and come to know ourselves and one another, through the experience of collision and conflict, and the attainment of greater harmonic accord.

Our program will take place in Philadelphia, a city rich in a history of foundational events in the life of our nation, as well as a complex multicultural urban landscape. This is a city which resonates with many communities of vibrancy and challenge, where trauma coexists with deeply felt passion and creativity. One of Philadelphia’s most powerful witness to diversity is the Mural Arts Project, in which the lives, commitments and creativity of so many of our citizens are celebrated. This project is but one of the cultural expressions in Philadelphia that forms the landscape for our reflection of how psychoanalysis continues to be a unique means of understanding and enriching our intersecting experiences.

For more details and to register go to:

For questions regarding the program, email Joseph Schaller, PsyD and Matthew Whitehead, PsyD, Co-Chairs, at

For questions regarding logistics, email Natalie Lewis, Conference Coordinator at


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