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Nancy Adams Memorial Lecture

The Search for Meaning in the 21st Century


Co-sponsored by the Center for Existential Studies and the Washington School of Psychiatry

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017, 7-8:30 PM

Carlo Strenger PhD, Special Guest Presenter

Public lecture, Friday evening,

Overflow Area, only, with audio/video feed.

Fee $10


At the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #400 Washington DC 20016


CARLO STRENGER, PHD (see his wikipedia page)

Carlo Strenger is a Swiss and Israeli psychologist, philosopher, existential psychoanalyst and public intellectual who serves as professor of psychology and philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He is senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Terrorism at John Jay College, a member of the Seminar for Existential Psychoanalysis in Zurich, on the Terrorism Monitoring Panel of the World Federation of Scientists, and the Scientific Board of the Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna. His research focuses on the impact of globalization on meaning and personal and group identity.

Dr. Strenger has been practicing existential psychoanalysis and has consulted with executives, entrepreneurs, academics, business people and artists, particularly at junctures of life changes, for twenty-five years. He has published numerous papers and books, including Individuality: the Impossible Project, The Designed Self, The Quest for Voice in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the 21st Century, and Freud’s Legacy in the Global Era.  He is also a columnist for Haaretz and for Neue Zürcher Zeitung.



Conference and lecture are full. Call the office if you wish to be on a waitlist.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of _ of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.