Co-Sponsored by COR, NPSI, NWAPS, & SPSI
Integrating ideas from Melanie Klein’s conceptualization of primitive splitting, Wilfred Bion’s work with groups, and Frantz Fanon’s analysis of racism, decolonization, and the psychopathology of oppression, Dr. Zachary Green will present his thoughts on Race: Projection, Construction, & Denigration.
Dr. Green will help us explore ways in which we are all complicit in co-creating a mutual projection process that requires primitive splitting, and which result in the literal denigration of people with darker skin. This dynamic creates both a victim status and a hegemonic structure of white supremacy: in our minds, in our society, and in our organizational and psychotherapeutic/psychoanalytic relationships. Working to recognize, dismantle, and give up a white supremacy mindset can lead to an experience akin to Klein’s depressive position; which begins to explain why there can be so much resistance to this kind of work – resistance in society, in our consulting rooms, and in ourselves.
Break-out groups will be incorporated into the event experience, facilitated by members of COR, NPSI, NWAPS, & SPSI. Suggested pre-event watching, reading, and listening has been provided and included below.
Date and Time
Saturday, January 23, 2021, 9am – 12:30pm
Online via Zoom
Members (of all organizations): $100
Registration will be capped at 100 people