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Summer in the City: ATTACHMENT THEORY

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, July 19: The Wisdom of Attachment Theory

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series


1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)

July 19 Panelists:

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Andrea Barbour, MA

Andrea Barbour, MA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in dissociative disorders and psychosis in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andrea is a fourth year PhD student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.


Lynne Tylke, PhD

Lynne Tylke, PhD works with students as an advisor and as a clinical consultant. Her areas of clinical expertise include the neurobiology of trauma, attachment style impact on the therapeutic relationship, and visceral counter transference used to better understand the patient’s preverbal experiences. Lynne also has experience with adult psychotherapy focusing on depression, anxiety, grief work, PTSD, marital issues, and working with adolescents. Her theoretical orientation to practice is psychodynamic with individual relational work. Lynne has been volunteering for The Soldier’s Project since 2008, a non-profit organization that provides free, confidential and unlimited mental health services to any active duty service member or veteran who has served since September 11, 2001.

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Angela Song, PhD

Angela Song, PhD, is an alum of ICSW. She received her MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She worked in both agency and private practice settings in Chicago before moving to Honolulu, Hawai’i. She currently works with children, adolescents, and adults on the island and is involved in several projects in the field of children’s literature.

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Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW

Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who maintains a private practice in Chicago’s West Loop and Glencoe, IL, where she works with children, adolescents and adults.  Ms. Thomason has specialized in treating clients who experience complex trauma and provides training and consultation regarding the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue for professionals.  Ms. Thomason is an advanced doctoral student and instructor in the master’s program at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

Earlier Event: July 12
Summer in the City: RELATIONAL THEORY
Later Event: August 2
Summer in the City: SELF PSYCHOLOGY