Brown University Psychoanalytic Society
The Brown University Psychoanalytic Society focuses on building a stronger dialogue on psychoanalysis in Brown University and the surrounding Providence area. Our goal is to spread communication between psychoanalytic thinkers and expose more undergraduates to psychoanalytic theory. We invite speakers from Brown, other universities, and outside institutions to speak at our discussion events. There are several events each year. Topics range from clinical psychoanalysis, to philosophy, to gender, to social activism. In addition to building a dialogue on psychoanalysis, we also seek to foster discussion between neuroscience researchers and psychoanalytic thinkers. Neuroscientists who research topics of relevance to psychoanalytic theory discuss their research with psychoanalytically orientated scholars and professionals. Also, we bring in speakers who work more directly on the interface of psychoanalysis and neuroscience. To further student involvement, we hold an End of the Year Conference in April. Current students can present work they’ve done in relation to psychoanalysis. We intend for diversity of topics in these presentations, and neuropsychoanalysis will certainly feature as one theme. Our society is open to everyone. Undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, professors, professionals, and clinicians join our discussions. Thereby, there is a diversity of interests – all grounded with a common interest in psychoanalysis.
172 Meeting Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Our discussion series has 2-4 events per semester. Some of these events will directly address the interface between neuroscience and psychoanalysis. There is also a reading group that meets on a weekly basis to discuss various topics in psychoanalysis. Some discussions will reflect material from neuropsychoanalysis.
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