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With Yiannis Gabriel, PhD, Presenter

Bureau Kensington is thrilled to host the 2019 ISPSO North American Regional Meeting with the Toronto, Vancouver, and NYC chapters of the ISPSO, and to have the opportunity to present acclaimed psychoanalyst and thinker Yiannis Gabriel.

Managing difference and otherness have emerged as major issues of our times, looming behind many discussions of identity in psychological, political and organizational contexts. The presentation will explore some of the unconscious desires and defenses (including denial) that loom behind the quest for identity and the projection of otherness at individual and group levels - both similarity (me-too) and difference (not-in-my-name) represent painful psychic compromises in times of dislocation and confusion.

November 1, 2019, 4:00 – 5:30, followed by a reception (5.30- 7:00pm)
Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute, 40 St. Clair Ave. E, Unit 203
The exercise of suspicion: studying organizations psychoanalytically

Dr. Gabriel addresses the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute.

November 2, 2019, 9:00 – 5:00

Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
Desire, denial and difference in organizations: When not everyone can be special, nor can everyone be the same.

In this event, analysts, academics, senior leaders, students and community members will come together in thinking about these themes of desire, denial and difference. Dr. Gabriel will be joined by Dr. Sharon Mason to engage the audience in exploring the meanings associated with the theme for their work. The afternoon will be an opportunity to continue to discuss the theme in smaller groups, followed by a closing large group discussion.

Detailed workshop schedule available here.

November 3, 2019, time TBA

Excursion to Niagara Falls. Includes transportation, scenic drive, wine tasting, and boat tour.

Nov. 1
: $25 general admission
Nov. 2: $75 students/$160 ISPSO* members/$175 general admission,
*ISPSO members: Register by Sept. 30 for only $145.

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