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Recommended Panel: Ernest Becker, Otto Rank and Psychotherapy

February 10, 2023 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm

Ernest Becker Foundation Presents:


Claude Barbre, MS, MDiv, PhD, LP, Sheldon Solomon, PhD, & Kirk J. Schneider, PhD

Friday, February 10th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time


Free to All: Registration Required

Join the Ernest Becker Foundation for a discussion with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis on the overlap between Becker’s ideas and psychotherapy.

Panelist Bios

Claude Barbre, MS, MDiv., PhD, LP, Distinguished Full Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Barbre is a Course-Lead Coordinator of the Psychodynamics Orientation, and lead faculty in the Child and Adolescent Studies. He is also a Board Member and Training Supervisor at The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP). A teacher and psychotherapist for nearly 40 years, Dr. Barbre served for 12 years as Executive Director of The Harlem Family Institute, NY. 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.” In 2022, Dr. Barbre received the Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator Award, presented by the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, and the Joanna K. Tabin Award for Exceptional Public Service (CCP). He is currently completing a book entitled, Soul Diver: Otto Rank’s Psychology of Religion. He is in private practice in Chicago, IL. Contact: claudebarbre@earthlink.net

Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College
Dr. Solomon’s research on Terror Management Theory – which examines the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on behavior – along with that of Jeff Greenberg (at the University of Arizona) and Tom Pyszczynski (at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Ernest Becker Foundation, and was featured in the award winning documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality. He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life. Sheldon is an American Psychological Society Fellow, and a recipient of an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2007), a Lifetime Career Award by the International Society for Self and Identity (2009), the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Faculty Award (2011), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Career Contribution Award (2021), and the International Society for the Science of Existential Psychology Career Contributions Award (2022).

Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., Co-founder/President of the Psychotherapy Training Center at the Existential-Humanistic Institute
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., Co-founder/President of the Psychotherapy Training Center at the Existential-Humanistic Institute Dr. Schneider is a leading spokesperson for existential-humanistic and existential-integrative psychology. He is also a current candidate for president-elect of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Schneider is the author of 13 books, virtually all inspired by Becker, including The Paradoxical Self, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, Awakening to Awe, The Spirituality of Awe, The Polarized Mind, The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing, and his lastest work (February 1, 2023) Life-Enhancing Anxiety: Key to a Sane World. Dr. Schneider is an adjunct faculty at Saybrook University. He is also a long-time member of the Ernest Becker Foundation, for which he has given several keynote talks, and he was a close associate of the EBF’s founder Neil Elgee. Dr. Schneider’s current focus, very much in keeping with Terror Management Theory, is on the existential basis of, as well as alternatives to polarized states of being.

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