The Contemporary Freudian Society’s
Commitment to Anti-Racism
“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” – James Baldwin
The Contemporary Freudian Society strives to be an anti-racist organization standing in solidarity with Black, indigenous, and all people of color. Racism is a scourge on our country’s history and deeply embedded in the psychic life of all Americans. The evidence of the ubiquity of conscious and unconscious racism is incontrovertible.
As psychoanalysts, we are committed to bearing witness, exploring, understanding and excavating the internalized aspects of racism and dynamics of privilege. We restate our commitment to making use of our unique knowledge and skills for the enhancement of human life. It is incumbent upon us to continue to review and revise our curriculum to include accurate representation for diverse lives and diverse experience. We continue to work toward the long overdue goal of increasing access to psychoanalytic training and treatment for people of color. And we, as an organization, are fully committed to ensuring that our community is a place in which inclusivity and diversity flourish, and where all members feel enabled to engage in dialogue in a spirit of equity and understanding so that we may all grow toward a greater capacity to inhabit one another’s experience.
The Contemporary Freudian Society
Board of Directors
We invite you to step into the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum. . .
The Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum is an on-line center where one can ‘virtually’ stroll through its halls and view exhibits where artists and analysts unite psychoanalysis with poetry, jazz, classical music and photography. It houses an original, edgy and innovative take on psychoanalysis.
Enter here: The Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum
The Contemporary Freudian Society and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University explore the effects of TRAUMA through the lens of COMBAT and WAR and COMBAT in LIFE: Understanding and Treating Trauma from a Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Perspective
The SPRING Project
The SPRING Project is an outreach initiative sponsored by the Contemporary Freudian Society. The Project helps expectant and postpartum mothers and their families who are experiencing mood-related problems during pregnancy and after having a baby.
The SPRING Project – support for pregnancy, raising infants, navigating growth – is operating in the New York, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. Learn more about the Project at www.springproject.org!
Our Training Institute has its own dedicated website. Training is offered in both NYC and in DC. Our trainees come from locations across the East Coast, including Baltimore, Miami, Connecticut, Norfolk and Charlottesville. Training provides in-depth instruction in multiple theoretical perspectives, including Contemporary Freudian, Contemporary Kleinian, Bionian, Winnicottian and Kohutian. For more information about training to become a psychoanalyst and other training opportunities, and to learn more about our current candidates and faculty, please visit instituteofcfs.org.
Learn more about the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the CFS:
New releases from CFS members:
co-edited by Kerry Malawista (with Robert Winer)
co-edited by Drs. Paula Ellman and Nancy Goodman
by Dr. Helen Gediman
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