This Scientific Meeting is the first of two NPSI is offering this fall for those interested in the conference "Speaking About Race: The unconscious roots of structural racism and becoming anti-racist", scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2021 and co-sponsored by COR, NPSI, NWAPS, & SPSI. Rather than a typical scientific presentation, this meeting will be a film discussion oriented to the conference theme.
Dr. Green will facilitate a conversation with participants about the video "Black Psychoanalysts Speak," which was awarded a PEP Video Grant in 2014. This film comprisesmaterialfrom several conferences in 2012 and 2013 on this important topic sponsored by the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research, the William Alanson White Institute, and theClinical PsychologyDepartment of the New School for Social Research. The film features interviews of eleven Black psychoanalysts and others who participated in these conferences. The film's central aim is to raise awareness of the need for greater openness and understanding of cultural and ethnic pressures in psychoanalytictraining, in transference and countertransference interactions, and in the recruitment of people of color into psychoanalytictraining.
The film's participants contend thatpsychoanalysishas a longhistoryas a progressive movement devoted to the common good. Psychoanalysisasks us to examine theprocessesof self-deception that perpetuate both individual suffering and social structures that are inequitable and oppressive. Yet psychoanalytic education has for the most part focused ontrainingand treating the relatively privileged. The Black psychoanalysts here examine this dilemma and engage in a vibrant and thought-provoking discussion about race,culture, class and the not yet fully realized promise ofpsychoanalysis.
A link to the video "Black Psychanalysts Speak" will be emailed to all who preregister for this event. We hope that everyone will watch the film before attending this meeting.
1. Participants will understand how psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are related to whiteness as a social construct and its meaning psychologically.
2. Participants will learn about the intersection of race, culture, class and the unrealized promise of psychoanalysis.
3. Participants will obtain an increased awareness of the need for greater openness and understanding of cultural and ethnic pressures in psychoanalytic training, in transference and countertransference interactions, and in the recruitment of people of color into psychoanalytic training.
Zachary Gabriel Green, PhD is the Keynote Speaker for "Speaking About Race: The unconscious roots of structural racism and becoming anti-racist" scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2021 and co-sponsored by COR, NPSI, NWAPS, & SPSI.
Dr. Green is a professor of Practice in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego and the lead faculty for the RISE Urban Leadership Fellows Program. Trained as a clinical and community psychologist, he received his doctorate from Boston University and completed advanced clinical training at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and organizational consultation through the Wharton Center for Applied Research.
As an organizational consultant, Zachary's clients have included multinational corporations, government agencies, university departments, religious institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He is a leadership coach for the World Bank and a co-founder of IMAGO Global Grassroots, an organization using a participatory, co-creative model to address the generational issues of poverty in international development. His career highlights include serving on the dialogue development team for the President's Commission on Race, conducting leadership training on five continents, and leading a multi-year process for emerging leaders of Northern Ireland in advance of the Good Friday Accord.