Fri, May 14, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Student Paper Presentation
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$15 General Public
$12 NCSPP Member

Tuition listed above is for early registration, $5 discount off full fee. For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations

Early Registration Deadline: 
April 30, 2021
Registration Notes: 

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Course Overview: 

Please join the Pre-Licensed Clinicians Committee in celebrating the work of Tara Bredesen, ASW, on her paper titled "Slipping into Self Disclosure: A Mixed-Race Negotiation with Sameness and Difference," which received fort da’s 2019 Annual Writing Award. (The paper was published in the Fall 2020 issue.) Tara will present her paper, and a discussion facilitated by Priscille Schwarcz-Besson, Ph.D., will follow.

Commitment to Equity: 

NCSPP is aware that historically psychoanalysis has either excluded or pathologized groups outside of the dominant population in terms of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and size. As an organization, we are committed to bringing awareness to matters of anti-oppression, inequity, inequality, diversity, and inclusion as they pertain to our educational offerings, our theoretical orientation, our community, and the broader world we all inhabit.

Presenters Response:

This event offers an analysis of race and power within a multiracial treatment dyad. The author’s exploration of her own identity is meant not only to bring awareness to the characteristic experience of erasure for multiracial individuals, but also to provide a critical analysis of the racial logic that often operates in multiracial treatment dyads. The author will incorporate the ideas of psychoanalytic and critical theorists such as Lynne Layton, David Eng, Shinhee Han, and Homi Bhabha. Priscille Schwarcz-Besson, Ph.D. will facilitate a discussion around these dynamics and experiences.


Tara Bredesen, ASW, obtained her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 2018. She completed her internship at UCSF’s Infant-Parent Program and currently works as a Birth-to-Five mental health clinician with A Better Way, Inc., in San Francisco. As a Scholar of the Multicultural Concerns Committee, she presented at the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology’s (Division 39) Annual Spring Meeting in 2019.

Target Audience & Level: 

This course is appropriate for introductory and intermediate level clinicians with some familiarity with psychoanalytic theory.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

No refunds will be allowed for this event.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Priscille Schwarcz-Besson, Ph.D., 


Pre-licensed Clinician Members Committee

The Pre-licensed Clinician Members Committee focuses on outreach to Bay Area psychology students and brings NCSPP-affiliated psychologists to local graduate schools. The committee focuses on supporting professional development, as well as fostering community-building and networking among the next generation of psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

Maya Florsheim, MA, Chair
Suzanne Mungalez, MA, Chair
Bhavna Bharvani
Melissa Glass, MA
Thomas Guyer, BA
Katherine Lund, BA