Intersectionality, Cultural Trauma, and Psychodynamics
The field of psychoanalysis, with some notable exceptions, has historically neglected to fully consider the real impact of cultural trauma on psychodynamics or reckoned with the influence of power and privilege within our profession. Fortunately, this is changing. As the world grapples with rapidly changing social, environmental, economic, and geopolitical landscapes, a wave of psychoanalytic voices is rising, calling us to incorporate the cultural traumas of white supremacy, classism, homophobia, and cissexism into our understanding of psychic life. This series centers those voices, integrating sociocultural and intersectional perspectives with psychodynamic theory and application. Preeminent thinkers will present their groundbreaking work on addressing race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship, through a psychoanalytic lens. Those who attend this series should emerge with a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, the interplay between sociocultural and psychic realities.