POSTPONED: new date TBD - "Black Psychoanalysts Speak" Film and Discussion

July 15, 2019, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

NCP’s Committee on Diversities and Sociocultural Issues invites you to a screening and discussion of the film Black Psychoanalysts Speak.

This event is in preparation for our upcoming diversities weekend, Otherness as a Psychoanalytic Subject: Race, Culture, Class and Difference in the Psychoanalytic Encounter, on September 19-22, 2019.

Black Psychoanalysts Speak features interviews of eleven Black psychoanalysts discussing issues of race in psychoanalysis. The film is intended to inspire thought about the need for a greater understanding of cultural pressures in psychoanalytic training, transference/countertransference interactions, and recruitment in psychoanalytic training.

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 unhappiness and inequitable social structures. Yet psychoanalytic education has for the most part focused on training and treating the relatively privileged.

The Black psychoanalysts in this film examine these dilemmas and engage in a vibrant and thought-provoking discussion about race, culture, class, and the unrealized promise of psychoanalysis. Please join us for a screening of this important film and a discussion to follow about how to incorporate some of these ideas in our own lives.

Registration is strongly suggested but not required.