April 30, 2020
How do we communicate about urgent crises without stimulating individual, social and political resistance, and defense mechanisms? In this lecture and discussion, we dismantle the most common misconception—that apathy indicates lack of concern—and highlight the integral role psychodynamic insights have in meeting these crises. Drawing on these insights, Dr. Lertzman will share the framework she has developed in working on the front lines of climate crises.
She will review:
• The dominant approaches used for engaging people around ecological challenges;
• How we can leverage psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking to engage and mobilize people of diverse backgrounds and orientations.
• How to navigate apathy, denial, and other defense mechanisms.
Upper Gwinn Commons Queen Anne Ballroom
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