Mission moment features distance learning student Moshtagh

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Institute board members enjoyed hearing about distance learning at the Institute from student Nahaleh Moshtagh, PhD, a psychotherapist in Tehran on June 11.

Moshtagh recently completed her Fundamentals year at the Institute. She spoke to the board via Zoom, the video-conferencing platform the Institute uses for its distance learning program. She works in private practice as well as serving as executive director and a member of the faculty of HamAva Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Iran. HamAva is a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and educators who share a passion for the practice, research and teaching of psychoanalysis.

 

Moshtagh shared that psychoanalysis is popular in Iran. She emphasized the cross-cultural learning that takes place with our distance students and said she hopes to contribute to psychoanalytic scholarship on the meaning of culture.  She also shared that she first learned of the program from another distance learning partner, Elise Snyder of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance.

 

In early July Institute President Erika Schmidt presented a paper, “The Wolf Man and Muriel Gardiner: Preserving Freud’s Legacy,” to Moshtagh and colleagues in Iran via Zoom.

 
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