Speaking About Race II

Continuing Education (CE)
2022-23 — Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
Zan Christensen
Kelly Lippman, LMHC


[Note, the time on this event is not final and confirmed.]

Co-Sponsored by COR, NPSI, NWAPS, & SPSI

We are excited to present a second cosponsored event exploring the intersection of race and psychotherapy. This five-part series begins with a panel discussion led by Frank Lowe, Fakhry Davids, and Baffour Ababio. Learn about their work covering The Race Complex, Internalized Racism, and Intercultural Therapy.

Future events in the series will be held in Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Fall 2024.


Frank Lowe is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and former Head of Social Work in the Adolescent and Adult Directorate at the Tavistock Clinic. Before joining the Tavistock in 2001, he was a Social Services Inspector with the Department of Health and manager of local authority mental health and children services. Frank has taught on several Tavistock courses, written several papers on race and psychotherapy, and developed services at the Tavistock to improve access to psychotherapy for people from poor and marginalized communities. His work Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond (Routledge, 2018) reflects on the collaborative work he and his colleagues created in London to form safe spaces for examining race, culture and diversity in psychotherapy.

Fakhry Davids is a psychoanalyst in full-time clinical practice. He is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, a Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, a Board Member of PCCA (Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities), and a member of APsaA’s Holmes Commission for Racial Equality in Psychoanalysis (Co-REAP). He holds honorary appointments in the Tavistock Clinic, the Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London, and the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex University. He is the author of Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). In it, he "argues we cannot work with problems of racism without understanding the inner processes that underpin it."

Baffour Ababio is a psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice and with the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. He completed his psychotherapy training at University College London and supervision training at the Guild of Psychotherapists and is a member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy; CPJA) and BAPPS (British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision). Alongside clinical work, he developed a career in managing mental health services, integrating a community-based response to support recovery from a broad range of mental health problems. With Roland Littlewood, he has coedited a volume on intercultural psychotherapy titled Intercultural Therapy: Challenges, Insights and Developments (Routledge, 2019) examining intercultural work in the therapy room.


If you have questions about this event, you can contact:

COR: Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC, josh@joshsandoz.com
NPSI: Maxine Nelson, LICSW, FIPA, maxinenelson1@gmail.com
NWAPS: Julie Cake, MA, LMHC, julie@juliecake.com
SPSI: Rebecca Meredith, MA, LMHC, rmeredith@mail.com

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. be introduced to the concept of the "race complex".
  2. come to a deeper understanding of matters related to internalized racism.
  3. learn about integrating intercultural therapy in the context of psychoanalytically informed work.

November 5, 2022 — The Race Complex, Internalized Racism, and Intercultural Therapy.