Otherness as a Psychoanalytic Subject: Race, Culture, Class and Difference in the Clinical Encounter

September 12, 2020, 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

with Anton Hart, PhD, and Beverly J. Stoute, MD

Presented by the NCP Committee on Diversities and Sociocultural Issues 

This Conference will take place online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive an email with the link and more information.

*** Registration will close at 4:00 PM the evening before the event. No registrations are possible after this time.


The Committee on Diversities and Sociocultural Issues is proud to host Anton Hart, PhD and Beverly J. Stoute, MD, from September 9 to September 13 on Zoom. The events of their time with us are titled, "Otherness as a Psychoanalytic Subject: Race, Culture, Class and Difference in the Clinical Encounter." In addition to this full-day Saturday program, which is open to the public, Drs. Hart and Stoute will be working with students, faculty, and committees to think about Diversities in psychoanalysis and in our consulting rooms. Drs. Hart and Stoute lead discussions around the country on Diversities in psychoanalysis and they will help us to look at our unconscious bias, blind spots, and how psychoanalysis is uniquely poised to help us reach diverse populations of both students and patients. We hope you can join us for this enriching experience.  

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM PST



9:30 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Engaging Diversity Through Being Available to Be Moved: Radical Openness to the Foreign Things the Analyst Takes In

Anton Hart, PhD

This presentation offers an introduction to the presenter’s concept of “radical openness” as an alternative to a stance of emphasizing projection and transference conceptualizations (and their interpretation). Fleshing out the concept, we will engage in case-based exercises designed to enhance our abilities to listen openly and receptively to communications that we might otherwise be inclined to experience, both intellectually and emotionally, as misplaced or foreign. A stance of radical openness will be shown to seek to receive our patients’ strange experiences of ourselves as if they are bound to contain personal truths and insights, for both them and us alike.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the anxieties associated with engaging issues of diversity, difference and otherness.
  • Describe the central roles of curiosity and radical openness as antidotes to cultural ignorance and insensitivity and be able to cultivate such qualities in themselves and in their patients.
  • List pitfalls and breakdowns that can occur in diversity-related explorations and find ways to use these in the service of the restoration of open dialogue. 


11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break

Optional breakout group discussions.


12:30 PM - 2:45 PM PST

Is Black Rage the Mitigating Force That Will Save Us?: The Uprisings from the Pandemic of the Virus to the Pandemic of Racism

Beverly J. Stoute, MD

Psychoanalysis evolved as an a-racial, not antiracist theory. In this bold application of the concept of moral injury, a term coined by Jonathan Shay from work with combat veterans, Dr. Stoute provides an astute, exciting, and innovative extension of analytic theory to understand psycho-dynamically the social upheaval of demonstrations during the coronavirus pandemic. Black rage, as a functional mobilizing force, is conceptualized as a trans-generational vehicle that encapsulates this deep sense of moral injury operating in a dynamic defensive equilibrium to mitigate the damaging effects of racial trauma, racial injustice and racial degradation in the psyche for the oppressed. This formulation offers a compelling perspective on Freud as harboring unconscious black rage as a motivating force in fantasy, and on psychoanalytic theory as a framework to understand the protest movement during the COVID-19 ​​pandemic that moved a nation. This paper was originally presented as a Plenary Panel presentation at the 2020 American Psychoanalytic Association annual meeting. 

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A group discussion around the paper and the further topic of cultivating a race dialogue.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the utility of using psychoanalytic principles to understand the concept of racial trauma and racial enactments on an individual and group level.
  • List three ways that psychoanalytic theory offers a framework for applying the concept of moral injury in understanding the damaging and mitigating effects of racial trauma. 
  • Describe the concept of black rage, its connection to trans-generational trauma, and two examples of its functional and defensive utility in working with African American patients.


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST

Discussion with Anton Hart, PhD, and Beverly J. Stoute, MD

A time to further discuss the topics addressed in both sessions, in a conversation between Drs. Hart and Stoute.



images/Anton_Hart.jpegAnton Hart, PhD, FABP, FIPA

Dr. Hart is a Training and Supervising Analyst on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City. He supervises at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is a Member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak. He teaches in the Department of Psychology at Mt. Sinai Hospital, at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Program, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. He serves as Chair of the Diversities Section of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Department of Psychoanalytic Education. He is in full-time private practice of psychoanalysis, individual, family and couples therapy, psychotherapy supervision and consultation, and organizational consultation, in New York City. Email: antonhartphd@gmail.com


images/Beverly-stoute.jpgBeverly J. Stoute, M.D., FABP, FAPA

Dr. Stoute, a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst serves as the President of the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute, a Child and Adolescent Supervising Analyst and graduate of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, on the faculties of the Southeast Child Analytic Consortium, the adjunct faculties of the Emory University School of Medicine, and the Morehouse School of Medicine, the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (beginning 2021), the Advisory Council of the  Harlem Family Institute, and is a member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on issues of race, racism, diversity, the development of race awareness, and psychoanalytic applications in the treatment of seriously disturbed children and adolescents. Her full-time private practice of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis includes a wide range of clinical modalities and broad range of clinical issues including psychopharmacology, individual psychotherapy, couples and family psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, parent guidance, school and organizational consultation. Email: beverlystoutemd@gmail.com


Target audience: Mental health professionals and open to the public interested in psychoanalytic perspectives. Open to members and the community.

5.5 CE/CME Credits

$175 General | $75 Licensed Candidates, Interns, and Psychotherapy Students | $50 Pre-Licensed Students


"How do I get my CE/CME Credit?"

  1. Pre-Register below
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  2. You will receive an email with an evaluation 2 days after the event
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Wait 2 business days
  5. Download your Certificate on the NCP website



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