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Some Observations on the Psychodynamics of Race, Caste, Class, and Ethnic Differences in the Analytic Dyad (In-person Presentation)

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Annie Lee Jones explores the shifting meanings of racialized experiences in the psychoanalytic dyad as differences along the lines of caste, class, race, and ethnicity emerge in the treatment.  These differences are not just between people of different races–there are caste, class, and ethnic variations within the blackness or whiteness of analyst and analysand–and they are often projected or denied, providing rich material for exploration.  Their complexity affects the transference-countertransference matrix in multiple ways.  

Annie Lee Jones, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Queens, New York.  She is co-chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Race, Culture, Class, and Language (CERCCL) at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she is also a faculty member in the Independent Track.  She is a fellow and training analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), where she has taught a course on black psychoanalytic writers, and is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Trauma Treatment Certificate Program and The Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center.   She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the St. Albans Community Living Center of the US Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, where she works as a clinical psychologist and runs a telehealth clinic for individual and group psychotherapy.  She is a founding member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak (BPS). 

Practitioners and General Public: $40; Students: Free


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