Women and Spirituality
The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought Presents:
Women and Spirituality: The Intersection of Spirituality and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Michigan School for Professional Psychology
Teaching Associate, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
Sunday, February 4, 200712:00 noon until 2:30 p.m.
A light brunch will be served
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
APT Members $10, General Public $15, Students $5 (at the door)
“The attempt to make meaning of the soul is inherent to psychoanalytic inquiry. Feminist ideology and multicultural psychology have played a critical role in challenging traditional psychoanalytic conceptions of the practice of religion and spirituality….Both psychoanalysis and spirituality share the goal of a search for one’s “true” identity. … a search [which] becomes particularly poignant for both the therapist and the client.”
Dr. Tummala–Narra is a clinical psychologist who received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University. Among many achievements, she was a founding director of the Asian Mental Health Clinic at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member, supervisor, and research associate at Cambridge in the Victims of Violence Program. The above quote is excerpted from the abstract of a chapter she recently wrote for a forthcoming book on women and spirituality.