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Indelible Evenings: On Acedia and Creative Will?

Prof. Claude Barbre - Psychotherapist/Poet/Author/Full Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Start Tue, Jan 26
End Tue, Jan 26

Distinguished Professor Claude Barbre will be joining us from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to discuss the concept of acedia and the recovery from it through creative will. Acedia, a depressive mental state of carelessness and inactivity, rendering it an escape from reality in all its forms. We have had the honor of featuring Professor Barbre's ideas on acedia in the essay he shared with Indelible's latest issue on "Escapism", and he will be happy to answer any questions or comments about it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:00pm

Bio: Claude Barbre, Ph.D., L.P., is Distinguished Full Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is the Course-Lead Coordinator of the Psychodynamics Orientation, and lead faculty in the Child and Adolescent Studies. Dr. Barbre served for 12 years as Executive Director of The Harlem Family Institute, a New York City school-based, psychoanalytic training program. Author of prize-winning articles, books, and poetry, Dr. Barbre is a five-time recipient of the International Gradiva Award for “outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis and the arts.” He is currently a Board Member and Training Supervisor at The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP), and in private practice in Chicago.