Lakehead University Orillia's final “In Conversation” for 2016-17 will explore the unconscious mind

Dr. Les Fleischer

Dr. Les Fleischer, an assistant professor with Lakehead’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, will present at the next “In Conversation” event at the Orillia Public Library on May 16.

May 11, 2017 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead University’s Dr. Les Fleischer will be the final speaker in this year’s “In Conversation” series.  Fleischer will present The Unconscious in Everyday Life: Dreams, Slips, and Jokes at the Orillia Public Library on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.

The unconscious mind regularly reveals itself in many aspects of everyday life.  We can be greatly influenced by thoughts, feelings, and memories that we are unaware of.  In his presentation, Fleischer will delve into how everyday events such as dreams, slips of the tongue, bungled actions, and jokes can help us understand ourselves better and improve decision-making – contributing to happier, more fulfilling lives.

An assistant professor with the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Lakehead University, Fleischer’s research interests and scholarship are in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, dreams, mental health, and the education of mental health professionals.  He also has his own private practice.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and can be done by emailing; by calling 705-325-2338; or in person at the library (36 Mississaga St. West).

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