The Early Career Committee of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology is pleased to host an Early Career & Student Roundtable Discussion for BIPOC Members.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS INTENDED TO BE A SPACE SOLELY FOR THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color); IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST AND ALLYSHIP, AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN US AT OTHER CSPP EVENTS ON ISSUES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.
“What Does it Mean to be a BIPOC Mental Health Provider and be in a Psychoanalytic World?”
Maria Elena Oliva, Ph.D., LCSW
Saturday, October 9
& October 23, 2021
Psychoanalysis has been late to the conversation when it comes to including voices of color and the clinical and theoretical concerns of the BIPOC community. In the past number of years, however, the psychoanalytic literature has begun to highlight what it means to be Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian and to be someone who thinks psychoanalytically (e.g., Holmes, D.E., 2016; Kafka, 2013; Powell, 2017; Suchet, 2007). This roundtable discussion, designed for BIPOC Early Career and Student members of CSPP, is meant to be a forum to discuss these concerns. Such questions as, “What does it mean to be BIPOC and have membership in psychoanalytic organizations? What does psychoanalytic theory have to offer people of color? How can we bring these theories to our current mental health crisis as we work with our clients of color? How can I find a leadership role in psychoanalytic organizations?” will be on the table for discussion. Join us for this lively and timely forum in an exclusively BIPOC space. The discussion will be facilitated by senior and seasoned CSPP member, Dr. Maria Elena Oliva.
This meeting is designed for BIPOC Early Career and Student Membership of CSPP and is free of charge. Registration can be found on the CSPP website at www.cspponline.org.
A link to this Zoom meeting will be sent to all registrants.