Psychoanalysis Today - Race and Psychoanalysis

We are more aware than ever of the need to come to terms with the racism that continues to pervade our society and institutions, including psychoanalysis. In what ways does psychoanalysis itself harbor elements of racist thought? In what ways can psychoanalysis help us examine and understand the lived experience of those scarred by slavery and its aftermath? Two scholar-clinicians will consider these questions. Race in Psychoanalysis by Celia Brickman examines the ramifications of the racial subtext embedded in Freud s writing, Frederick Douglass, A Psychobiography offers a psychoanalytic interpretation of the life of Douglass, the great African American statesman and orator who was born a slave.

No classes are being offered at this time for this course.