Progressive Psychoanalysis as a Social Justice Movement
This edited volume challenges our negative and incorrect definitions of psychoanalysis by focusing on the notion that psychoanalysis once was, and can once again be, a movement for social justice. Taking the work of Erich Fromm as a guide, the chapters in this volume highlight psychoanalysis’ social justice origins, while illustrating how psychoanalysis – in both an interpretive role and as a clinical tool – can improve our understanding of contemporary social problems and address the effects of those problems within the clinical setting.
Scott Graybow, PhD, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist from New York City. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University. His writings have appeared in Fromm Forum, Social Work Perspectives, Critical and Radical Social Work, The Journal of Psychohistory, and the Columbia Social Work Review. He has presented at the annual conferences of the International Psychoanalytical Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, among others. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of New York, and was previously an Adjunct Lecturer in Clinical Practice at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
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