The Silver Psychoanalysis Forum is a multimedia reading, viewing, and discussion group where graduate students in the M.S.W., D.S.W., and P.h.D programs can gather to address topics in psychodynamic theory as they relate to modern social work praxis. The content of the forum and readings focus both on the history and creation of psychoanalytic thought as well as contemporary trends in the discipline. Goals of the group include application of the exploratory ethos of psychoanalysis across micro, mezzo, and macro dimensions of social work.
We take special interest in psychoanalytic perspectives as they relate current social justice missions including multicultural concerns, gender and sexuality, justice, and education to discuss opportunities to expand access to historically underserved groups of people.
The Forum advocates theoretical plurality and aims to address a range of schools of thought at monthly roundtable meetings through discussion of readings, screenings of relevant films and invited speakers.