“Embracing Diversity and Difference: Empathy as a Bridge to the Other”
4 CEC’s Available for Social Workers*
Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White
Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York
Saturday, November 12
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 W 55th St,
New York, NY 10019
How can we allow greater empathy for ourselves and others to emerge in increasingly diverse social contexts? Any form of difference can complicate deeper understanding. Calling on her considerable work in relational psychoanalysis and pastoral psychotherapy, Dr. Pamela Cooper-White will help us confront the clinical challenges of vulnerability and aggression, encouraging us to better know the stranger, both without and within. Social, communal, and spiritual ways of fostering empathy will be explored and imagined in this continuing education workshop.
Tickets range from $40-$80
Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White was named the Christiane Brooks Johnson Memorial Chair in Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York in 2015. Dr. Cooper-White is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles and anthology chapters in pastoral theology, with a special focus in the areas of postmodern, psychoanalytic and feminist theory and ethics in dialogue with both theology and clinical practice. Her recent works have delved into multiplicity of God and persons, intersubjectivity, and the use of the therapist’s self as an instrument for pastoral care and psychotherapy. Her current research interests include sacred space, architecture, and the psyche; and the study of religious, spiritual, and existential themes in the history of psychoanalysis.
*The Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute, SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work
as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0252.