02. May 2020 - 10:00 till 15:00
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Advanced CE - Psychoanalysis and Race in 2020 | National Institute for the Psychotherapies | Saturday, 02. May 2020

Psychoanalysis and Race in 2020
Psychoanalysis offers a unique potential for recognizing, and unpacking processes of projection and projective identification, which underpin the psychic dimension of racialized subjectivities and enactments. Yet as a culture, we have received little to no modeling on how to skillfully engage in cross-racial dialogue about race.
With concepts such as structural racism, micro-aggressions, and white fragility beginning to enter the mainstream, we have better tools to help us more fully appreciate the social realities of racial trauma. We are now in a position to engage in more conscious and robust conversations about race and racism with our patients.
In this workshop, we invite you to consider how foregrounding the social dimension, in moments, can expand the scope and depth of our clinical practice. Together we will explore how to hold and address sociopolitical forces that shape the transference-countertransference field within the therapeutic dyad. We will examine common unconscious pitfalls and snags that can occur when talking about race, while also offering practical tools, and dynamics to be mindful of.We will begin the day with a rich and detailed case presentation of a treatment conducted between a White woman and an African American man. The case will be discussed by two seasoned therapists, both experienced in facilitating conversations about race in mixed race groups. The presenters will expand the field of inquiry beyond psychoanalysis to include contemporary racial discourse.
We aim to create an environment in which we can grapple together, in a spirit of honesty and mutual respect, with the impact of race and racism on our intimate lives and our clinical work.
Learning Objectives
1. Participants will learn about the impact of systemic racism on the psyche.2. Participants will learn how to identify and work with the social dimension of transference and countertransference in the therapeutic dyad.3. Participants will have an opportunity to examine their own racialized identities and blind spots.
PRESENTER: Merav Ben-Horin, LCSW, RYT, is a psychoanalyst and yoga teacher based in NYC. She practices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, integrating somatic therapy, therapeutic yoga and mindfulness within an analytic framework. Merav teaches yoga for emotional well-being and trauma relief for mental health practitioners and also leads yoga and meditation retreats worldwide. www.meravbenhorin.com
DISCUSSANT: Janice O. Bennett, PhD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is a member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak and participated as a panelist at their Spring, 2019 conference. She is a supervisor at NIP and Adelphi University’s Advanced Psychoanalytic Institute (Derner) as well as a consultant at City University’s Sophie Davis Medical School. She has taught at Union Theological Seminary and currently teaches a course entitled Cultural Contexts of Psychoanalysis at IPTAR. She has presented and written about race and cultural issues in psychoanalysis and Psychology.
DISCUSSANT: Sarah Hill, LCSW, RCST, is a psychoanalyst and craniosacral therapist in private practice in New York City. She teaches an ongoing course at Union Theological Seminary called Psychoanalysis, Race, and Culture. She is also a faculty member at NIP and at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, as well as a consultant at the Center for Spirituality and Mental Health in Port-au- Prince, Haiti. www.sarahhilltherapy.com
Continuing Education
This event is approved for 4.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychoanalysts:
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.
Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of this event. Due to New York State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate.
Early Registration$100 general public$85 NIPPA members$65 candidates & students
General Registration$125 general public$110 NIPPA members$90 candidates & students
Refunds, & Cancellation PolicyCancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the event or for no-shows on the day of the event.