May 14 - May 15, 2022|
BLACK PSYCHOANALYSTS SPEAK IV
Georgia on Our Mind: Witness, Recognition, and Psychic Reconciliation in the Therapeutic Encounter
Time & Location
May 14 - May 15, 2022
About the Event
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At this moment in our nation’s reckoning with systemic racism, Black psychoanalysts are uniquely positioned to address the unconscious transmissions of racism over the centuries and how it shows up today, both in social and clinical contexts, often disavowed but malignant and deadly. For this fourth conference by Black Psychoanalysts Speak, the first time it has met outside New York City, the conference will provide space to explore how psychoanalysis can not only identify, but also attend to, the deep psychic scars that the legacies of racism have left on the country. As the organization’s leadership puts it, “At its core, psychoanalysis is a radical revisioning of culture and all forms of human relatedness. It asks us to examine the processes of self-deception that perpetuate both individual unhappiness and the social structures that benefit from inequality and oppression.”
This two-day interdisciplinary clinical conference will begin with a keynote address, and will feature live lab Balint Method case consultations, small group discussion opportunities, discussion groups led by nationally recognized Black psychoanalysts and scholars. Can we have dialogic engagement on the issues of racial reckoning through the power of the therapeutic encounter?