Ongoing Reflections
Dates: Saturday, January 26, 2019 and April 13, 2019
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free

How do we become a more diverse and inclusive community?

How do we address the on-going (vs. historic) impact of the social on ourselves and on the people we treat?

Are we able to offer our society conceptual tools to think about and address what is happening on a collective level: racism, economic inequality, misogyny and the “othering” of brown immigrants?

How do we understand the near absence of people of color from our psychoanalytic community as evidenced by our almost homogenous composition?

How do we remember and work through our own history regarding the perpetual marginalization of a cultural psychoanalysis? As early as the 1920’s serious attempts to understand and work with the on-going (vs. historic) impact of culture and the social on our irreducibly suggestible psyches have been generated. All have been subsequently repressed. Why?

Please join us as we begin these reflections and address these contemporary challenges for psychoanalysis.


Sponsored by a Study Group on Race & Culture at SFCP
Members: Laurie Case, Karim Dajani, Michael Donner, Gary Grossman, Forrest Hamer, Clara Kwun, Mary Margaret McClure, Terry Schulman, Elizabeth Simpson, & Sarah Stadler