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CFS Candidate Program

March 5, 2022 — 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Race and Psychoanalysis:

Exploring Theory, Practice, and the Use of the Self

Saturday, March 5, 2022

10:00am-1:00pm EST

Online via Zoom

This program is open to all Contemporary Freudian Society candidates

and is organized by the CFS Diversity Committee

This workshop will explore how many of the foundational ideas of psychoanalysis are rooted in the biological and colonialist perspectives that were current in the late 19th century and how these ideas shaped key aspects of Freud’s metapsychology and his clinical theorizing. While race was rarely addressed directly by Freud, these ideas contributed to an underlying racial dimension in his thinking and writing that continues today in our theory and clinical practice. Participants will also examine how race enters our present-day clinical situation, particularly in terms of transference and countertransference. And, perhaps most importantly, because we use ourselves as an instrument in our work, participants will explore their own relationship to race and racism and the importance of examining one’s own personal racial identity and social location.

Please RSVP to Connie (connies3@aol.com) by February 28th


Chanda D. Griffin, LCSW, is a teaching, training, and supervising analyst at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP) and co-chair of the Committee on Race and Ethnicity at MIP. Additionally, she is a faculty member of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) and teaching faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) and an Adjunct Professor at the Silberman Graduate School of Social Work at Hunter College. Chanda is a member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak and is in private practice in New York City.

Linda Luz-Alterman, PhD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Cambridge, MA and is Lecturer (part-time) in the Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston and Cambridge Health Alliance. She is a graduate, supervisor and faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis where she also co-facilitates study/dialogue groups on the history of structural racism and unpacking whiteness.


March 5, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


By Zoom


Connie Stroboulis
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