As part of our diversity and outreach work, ICP+P is pleased to offer a series of four round tables, the first of which will be held virtually on September 18th. We hope that these topical events will promote discussion and engagement about racism and other forms of exclusion in the mental health field. The intent of a round table is to generate exploration and intimate discussion of a particular topic, in an egalitarian forum. As we prepare for the next phase of our consultative work with Vision 4 Equity, we think that the round tables will create an avenue for on-going discussion and learning that will enrich our organization.
This talk will discuss how “beginning with Fanon” can be an entry point to disrupting settler colonial violence in the clinic, coercive ideological practices of our field, and, most importantly, will discuss how we might move collectively toward anti-oppressive praxis.
This roundtable is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience. No CEs will be offered. Space is limited.
PLEASE NOTE: Recording in any form of this live streaming event is NOT permitted.
About our presenter:
Lara Sheehi, PsyD(she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University’s Professional Psychology Program where she is the founding faculty director of the Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab. Lara’s work takes up decolonial and anti-oppressive approaches to psychoanalysis, with a focus on liberation struggles in the Global South. She is co-author with Stephen Sheehi of Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge, 2022) which recently won the Middle East Monitor’s Palestine Book Award for Best Academic Book. Lara is the President-elect of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA, Division 39), the Chair of the Teachers’ Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and co-editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Counterspace in Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Lara is also a contributing editor to the Psychosocial Foundation’s Parapraxis Magazine and on the advisory board for the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network and Psychoanalysis for Pride.
This series of informed, open conversations represents an additional investment of resources for ICP+P. We hope you will support this by making a tax-deductible contributions to support it, in addition to the support you are accustomed to making. We welcome donation to support our organization’s antiracism efforts.