Speaking About Race V: Intercultural Therapy with Baffour Ababio

Online via Zoom

COR, NPSI, NWAPS & SPSI are are pleased to present another co-sponsored event examining the intersection of race and psychotherapy. Baffour Ababio is a psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice and at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. Baffour completed his psychotherapy training at University College London and his supervision training at the Guild of

“Speaking About Race IV: Working with Internalized Racism” with Fakhry Davids

Online via Zoom

We are pleased to present another co-sponsored event examining the intersection of race and psychotherapy. In part four of the Speaking About Race series, we invite you to examine your own relationship between individual racism, institutional racism and classism. Davids has written and presented extensively on the inner processes at work in our minds when these

Speaking About Race III

Online via Zoom

We are pleased to present another co-sponsored event examining the intersection of race and psychotherapy. More details to come.

Art Salon: “The Impact on the Psyche of Not Belonging: The Recognition and Non-Recognition of Women Artists, Yayoi Kusama”

Online via Zoom

The SPSI Art Salon Committee presents the second film in our series "The Impact on the Psyche of Not Belonging: The Recognition and Non-Recognition of Women Artists". We will be screening the film, Kusama: Infinity, to be followed by an audience discussion led by Mary Sacco, LMHC and John Olson, MD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8mdIB1WxHI Now the top-selling

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“Stranger at the Gate: On Guard Against Our Ethic of Welcoming” with Stan Case, LICSW PhD (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

Freud wrote that “the initial helplessness of human beings is the primal source of all moral motives.” If caring for the newborn, a stranger on arrival in this world, is our most primal human ethic, it serves the survival of the group. The biblical command that “you shall not wrong nor oppress the stranger, for

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“Risk and the Body Politic: Pandemic Encounters with the Social Unconscious” with Jeanette Farrell, MD (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

The COVID pandemic has infused the clinical encounter with the risk of transmission. Negotiating this risk with my patients has revealed how we use group identities to manage our sense of vulnerability.  Each group’s risk strategies are interwoven with other values that are core constructs of identity.  How do we navigate these interrelated, overdetermined constructs

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“A Psychoanalysis for Inner & Outer: A treatment model for addressing psychic and social oppressive conditions based on the work of Paolo Freire” with Martin Bullard, LICSW (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

Contemporary psychoanalysis searches for its own identity, endeavoring to be just, inclusive and a healing perspective in our changing and chaotic world. Martin Bullard, LICSW, a white male clinician, will present ideas and experiences in cross racial psychoanalytic work having to do with difference, identity, and the analysis of oppressive conditions. Martin will discuss how

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Speaking About Race II with Frank Lowe, Fakhry Davids, & Baffour Ababio

Online via Zoom

We are pleased to present another co-sponsored event examining the intersection of race and psychotherapy. This online event will seek to build upon our initial co-sponsored Speaking About Race event that was held in January of 2021. This class will feature a panel-discussion led by Frank Lowe, Fakhry Davids, and Baffour Ababio. All three presenters

“Recovering From Emotional Suffering: Current Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Told Through Eight Stories of Emotional Healing” with Ron Furedy, MD (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

Dr. Furedy’s psychoanalytic journey began as an undergraduate psychology student trained in operant conditioning. His experience in hospital psychiatry with its crises and needed medications and his previous immersion in systems theory as a family therapist surprisingly led to his affinity for psychoanalysis. For over five decades as a psychoanalyst and psychodynamic psychiatrist, he has worked

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“Rivals and Keepers: Sibling Transference and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy” with Jim Basinski, MD (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

David Hochbaum, "Sibling" (2005) The subject of siblings and transferences related to siblings has received little representation in psychoanalytic education and literature. Yet we frequently encounter its impact in our clinical work, personal life, and in mainstream culture. Traditionally viewed as potential rivals for parental affection or targets for aggression, sibling relationships in contemporary psychoanalytic theory

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“The Question of Reparations to Black Americans: Psychological Factors” with Shierry Nicholsen, PhD (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

NOTE: Sandra Walker, MD will be presenting the paper, as Dr. Nicholsen will, unfortunately, not be available to attend. Polls indicate that most white Americans do not support reparations to black Americans for the consequences of slavery. After outlining the case for reparations – which may be unfamiliar to many in the audience – Dr. Nicholsen investigates the

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“Inter-subjective Vulnerability: Wound of Existence” with Darren Thompson MD (SPSI Scientific Session)

Online via Zoom

Psychoanalysis is, above all, a venture that involves an unusually high degree of exposure to another human being. In this talk, Dr. Thompson will focus on “inter-subjective vulnerability”, a form of exposure involving co-belonging or 'communion' with the other. He will assert that what is unconsciously common or shared is what bears a key stamp of

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