Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Fellow and award-winning poet, will offer a Friday keynote inspired by her recent book, Just Us: An American Conversation. She will be joined by San Francisco analyst, Francisco Gonzalez. Saturday will be a day of presentations and study on the intersectionality of our current world crises and gender and sexuality.
Two panels of forward-thinking psychoanalysts, along with break-out groups for self-study will offer the enriching opportunity to think, synthesize and reflect on issues concerning race, class, health and politics and the place of gender and sexuality.
This conference is open to members of the mental health community, as well as anyone interested in exploring the psychological impact of the pandemic on social issues embedded in our global fabric.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Introduction: Paula Ellman
Interlocuter: Francisco Gonzalez
Keynote: Claudia Rankine - Just Us: An American Conversation
Saturday, April 10, 2021
11:00am – Introduction: Paula Ellman
First Panel: The Psychological Impact of Our Current Crisis Through the Lens of Race, Politics, Economics and Gender
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our global population in immeasurable ways. This panel will explore the ways in which the psychological impact of the pandemic is affected by race, politics, economics and gender in the United States and abroad. Diverse panelists Jhuma Basak, Annie Lee Jones, and Ann Pelligrini will each speak individually, and then converse together with the help of a facilitator, Hilli Dagony-Clark. We will then open the conversation to the audience, inviting questions and comments in response to the panelist’s discussions.
Moderator: Hilli Dagony Clark
Jhuma Basak – COVID and Other Crises in Today’s India: An Appeal to Community Benevolence
Annie Lee Jones – Experiencing the Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Racialized Projections of Contagion
Ann Pellegrini – Neoliberal Necropolitics: Not Your Uncle Sigmund’s Death Drive
1:10-1:20pm – Break
1:20-1:50pm – Break-Out Groups
1:50-2:20pm - Lunch
Second Panel: The Impact of the Pandemic Crisis on Gender Dynamics: A Time of Transformation
Four women psychoanalysts-Margarita Cereijido, Janice Lieberman, Letitia Glocer Fiorini, and Paula Ellman- will present brief papers that address different aspects of the fallout of the pandemic that are relevant to women and gender-based issues. Women around the world have been negatively affected by job loss and a regression to traditional gender roles. Many women have been victims of violence and search for safe spaces in which to recover. Like any crisis, the pandemic also has created openings for change. Following the presentations, the audience will be invited to join in an exchange.
Moderator: Victor Bonfillo
Margarita Cereijido – The Impact of the Pandemic Crisis on Gender Dynamics: From “Othering” to Openings for Change
Paula Ellman - Safe spaces, unsafe spaces and gendered spaces: psychoanalysis during the pandemic
Leticia Glocer Fiorini - Gender Violence in COVID Pandemic: Disciplined Bodies-Dissident Bodies
Janice Lieberman – Women in Freefall: The Pandemic’s Unveiling
4:20-4:30pm – Break
4:30-5:00pm – Break-Out Groups
5:00-6:00pm - Final Large Group Discussion
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
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CE credits will only be granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credit will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 8 CE credits.
Who Should Attend: The instructional level of this activity is advanced. This panel is open to members of the mental health community, as well as anyone interested in exploring the psychological impact of the pandemic on social issues embedded in our global fabric.
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None of the planners and presenters of this program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
$160 for Clinicians
$50 Unlicensed Attendees (includes non-clinicians and pre-license students), please email email@example.com to make payment arrangements.
No refunds, unless in the case of a medical emergency
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