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Summer in the City: Faith

Emotional growth and transformation is formidable, requiring an openness and a surrender (in the patient and therapist alike) to suffering.  This a radically different view of the therapeutic process from the ordinary concern with lessening symptoms.  In the face of such a task, we often wonder as therapists, “Can I really do this?  Do I have what it takes—inside myself—to make a meaningful difference in this person’s experience of being alive?”

This seminar will address the potency of clinical faith for holding the therapist in time, allowing her to sustain a process that is contemplative and responsive (versus action-oriented and reactive).  We will address the therapist’s own insecurities and manic defenses as these emerge from struggles with clinical faith.


Gina Shropshire, LCSW is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in the Loop and Rogers Park. She is a clinical social worker and a candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is also an advanced doctoral student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and an instructor in ICSW’s PhD program

When & Where

Friday, August 11, 2017
9:00 – 12:00 pm

At ICSW: Downtown Chicago
401 S. State St.
Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60605

Registration & CEUs

Registration: $45.00

Three Continuing Education Credits Available for LSW/LCSWs, LPC/LCPCs, et al.


For questions or more information contact LaTrina Gamer or (312) 935-4245.

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