CASSE (Creating a Safe Supportive Environment) is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation which aims to develop "safe and supportive environments for individuals, families and communities through psychoanalytic awareness".
According to CASSE, this public forum "aims to promote a psychological dialogue about reconciliation" and is believed to be the first forum of its kind in Australia.
It will feature presentations by four distinguished guest speakers;
Lord John Alderdice, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, previously Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, currently Convener of Liberal Democrat Party in the House of Lords, who played a significant role in initiating the dialogues that led to the Good Friday Accord and peace in Northern Ireland.
Professor Stuart Twemlow, Psychoanalyst, Professor of Mental Health Prevention, University of Kansas; an international authority in the application of psychoanalytic principles and systemic interventions to the prevention of bullying and violence.
Professor Ian Anderson, Foundation Chair of Indigenous Higher Education, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Higher Education Policy), Director, Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.
Professor Marcia Langton AM, Anthropologist, Geographer and one of Australia's leading Aboriginal scholars, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.
The public forum will be held at The Melbourne Brain Centre (Kenneth Myer Building), University of Melbourne on Saturday, 7th September 2013 from 8:30am to 5pm. The program will consist of separate presentations by the guest speakers, followed by a panel and discussion. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be served. For the complete schedule of events, please click here.
To attend this public forum, registrations are required and the total cost is $75 or $50 for concession card holders. To register, visit TryBooking (credit card payment only) or print and complete this registration form (for all other payments), which should be returned to CASSE by Friday, 23rd August, 2013.
For further information on this public forum, please visit the CASSE website.