WRITING AWARD PAPER PRESENTATION
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.
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.
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.
This course is appropriate for introductory and intermediate level clinicians with some familiarity with psychoanalytic theory.
No refunds will be allowed for this event.
For program related questions contact Priscille Schwarcz-Besson, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org.