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Committee for Equity and Diversity Education and Action (CEDEA)


 *The Committee for Equity and Diversity Education and     Action (CEDEA) is one way that CSPP is supporting      anti-racist work in our organization. 

Contact Mary Daly, PsyD, Committee Chair.

Illustrations of this include:

Study group on Racialized Experience.  Contact Ellen Nasper, PhD

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Black Lives, In Mind Series: 

1.  August 29th, 2020 9:30am-11:00am Racism, Mental Health & Resilience.

Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH. Derrick Gordon, PhD. Dietra Hawkins, PsyD.

2.  December 5, 2020 9:30am-11:00am Healing Begins Where the Wound Was Made.

Bandy Lee, MD, MDiv. Kevin Washington, PhD

3.  February 27, 2021 9:30am-11:00am The Lived Experience of Mass Incarceration,  Trauma and Recovery.

Amber Childs, PhD. Daryl McGraw, MA, CAC, CCJP. LaToya Willis, Jewu Richardson

4.  April 10, 2021 9:30am-11:00am

      We are Powerful Because we Have Survived: Black Resilience and the Care of the Self.  (Co-sponsored with            the National Association of Black Social Workers)

Dietra Hawkins, PsyD. Nakia Hamlett, PhD. Janan Wyatt, PhD.

5. October 16, 2021 9:30am-11:00am Partners in Liberation and Recovery:

The Black Church and Mental Health Care.

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD. Kelcy Steele, MDiv, Jerry Streets, MDiv, MSW, DSW, LCSW

6.  March 25, 2022 9:30am-11:00am  Cultural Consultations: Bridges &    Barriers

Katherine Pogue White, PhD. Maria Elena Oliva, PhD, LCSW. Holly Hinderlee, PhD

7.  October 8, 2022 9:30am-11:00am Black Maternal Health: Supporting New Beginnings

Carolyn Kagen, LCSW, PMH-C, Autumn Cloud-Ingram, LCSW, C-CCE, Janina Tauro, LCSW

8.  April 22, 2023 9:30-11:00am Braiding The Threads--Young, Black & Queer

Claude Louis, MS, LPC,  Ty Browne, LCSW, Jeffrey Harris, LPC

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For Early Career Professionals: Logo Design Contest.  

Congratulations Tatiana Martinez, LCSW! Winner of the CEDEA Logo Design Contest.

"Not only does the design incorporate the colors of the current CSPP logo,

it also symbolizes the gathering for conversations that bridge social justice issues

and psychoanalytic thinking, and at the same time it represents inclusivity and the

fostering of equity and collaboration." --Tatiana Martinez

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Ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultation with Dr Dietra Hawkins.  Contact Mary Daly, PsyD 

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The Continuum of Becoming an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Institution project. Contact Noka Zador, LCSW, Susanne Weil, LCSW and Ellen Nasper, PhD

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Consultation Service

The goal of cultural consultation is to improve the delivery of mental health services to culturally diverse populations including immigrants, refugees and ethnocultural minority groups.  Consultants are licensed clinicians who can provide guidance and insight.  This falls under the umbrella of culturally informed practice, a standard recognized in the ethical codes of all professional mental health organizations.

Contact Noka Zador, LCSW, Emily Sinclair, MA, MS, and Carrie Christensen, LCSW


Our Commitment to and Implementation of

Diversity Principles

In addition to our mission of promoting and enhancing the understanding and application of psychoanalytically informed thinking and practice, the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology is also committed to adhering to the multicultural guidelines and competencies as outlined by both the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers.  Adhering to the principles of affirmative diversity, action, and inclusion, these guidelines uphold acceptance of and respect for fundamental human rights and differences across individuals and groups. These include, but are not limited to, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, and socio-economic status. We value all intersectionalities as they apply not only to ourselves as clinicians, but also as they apply to our clients and patients and to society at large. In light of our commitment as outlined above, CSPP makes a great effort to put these principles in context and action by:

Board & Membership:

● Striving to recruit and maintain a Board of Directors that reflects diverse backgrounds.

● Striving to recruit and retain members who represent a breadth of diverse backgrounds.
Contact: Ashley Warner, LCSW

Training & Education:

● Providing clinical conferences and programs that examine diversity as it is referenced in current psychoanalytic thinking.  Contact: Ellen Nasper, PhD

● Providing opportunities for members to engage in study groups that examine racialized experience.
Contact: Ellen Nasper, PhD

● Providing support and mentoring for early career practitioners who represent diverse backgrounds.
Contact: Johanna Rayman & Angela Peck.

● Upholding CSPP diversity principles in all forms of CSPP’s electronic communications and social media.
Contact: Bri Pollock, PhD

● Promoting diversity training made available by community organizations. 

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