Pre-Speaking About Race
Scientific Meeting
 
"Black Psychoanalysts Speak"   
 
 
November 18, 2020
7:30 - 9:00 pm 
Via Zoom 
 
 

 
Presenter: Zachary Gabriel Green, PhD
 
 
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 comprises material from several conferences in 2012 and 2013 on this important topic sponsored by the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Clinical Psychology Department 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 psychoanalytic training, in transference and countertransference interactions, and in the recruitment of people of color into psychoanalytic training. 
 
The film's participants contend that psychoanalysis has a long history as a progressive movement devoted to the common good. Psychoanalysis asks us to examine the processes of self-deception that perpetuate both individual suffering and social structures that are inequitable and oppressive. Yet psychoanalytic education has for the most part focused on training and 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 of psychoanalysis.
 
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.


Learning Objectives
 
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.



 
About the Presenter
 
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.
 
NPSI, COR, SPSI, & Alliance Members: $17.00 USD

Non-Member: $20 USD

Candidates & Students: Complimentary
 
Continuing Education Credits - 1.5 hours


Contact Information
Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
 
2701 First Avenue, #120
Seattle, Washington

98121

206-930-2886
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