The Mind Science Foundation
117 West El Prado Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78212, USA
Tel: (210) 821-6094
Event Schedule11:00am Registration 11:30am 1st Talk12:00pm Lunch, small groups 12:45pm 2nd Talk 2:15pm 3rd Talk 3:15pm 4th Talk4:30pm Evaluations
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From Self to Selfies Workshop
Friday, May 19, 2017, Time 11:00am-5:00pm
Since the invention of the telegraph, the construction of the self has been determined in significant ways by technological advances that now occur more rapidly than ever before. As mental health professionals we are affected both personally and professionally by the pervasiveness of technology in our lives and the lives of our clients.This workshop will be an opportunity for us to take time out from being deeply immersed in our technologically driven life and reflect on contemporary views of the psychology of the self. Psychoanalysis provides us, regardless of our clinical orientation, with the tools to make sense out of this evolving sense of self. Through lectures, videos, small and large group discussion, we will provide a structure out of which all of us will be able to reflect upon and discuss this timely topic.
Session Presenter: Dr. Tom Stone
The digital world provides unique opportunities for individuals to find groups in which they are able to meet their individual needs from group dynamics. Along with the benefits, there are also some limitations. This talk will discuss the dialectical nature of participation in on-line groups of a wide variety utilizing concepts from contemporary psychoanalysis and interpersonal group theory.
Session Presenter: Dr. Joshua Essery
Technological advances are changing the human experience at such a rapid rate that it is difficult for us to be conscious of how we are impacted. This is true both individually and collectively. Technology will be discussed as a 'cultural artifcact' with implications for our collective human identity and human relationships. This presentation will be organized around the question "Are we connected?" as related to our emerging understanding of technology. Psychodynamic, social constructivist, and existential perspectives will be highlighted as relevant to the impact of technology on the self.