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Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Category: CE

Invisible Bias, Persistent Trauma: Anti-Semitism and Psychotherapy Today

with Barbara Steif, PhD

Course Dates:                       10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2018

Course Time:                        7:00 – 9:00pm

Total CMEs Possible:           8.0

Course Description: This class will provide an overview of anti-Semitism and its impact on how we practice psychotherapy today. We will consider the invisible biases and persistent traumas of anti-Semitism from four perspectives: 1) Cultural influences on Freud’s Jewish identity and related theorizing; 2) Principles of Otherness in society and the unconscious; 3) Legacies of the Shoah; 4) Approaches to the Other as exemplified in Israeli-Palestinian and Jewish-Palestinian therapeutic relationships. Readings have been selected to expand awareness of how anti-Semitism shapes the construction of Western culture, individual subjectivity, and our therapeutic assumptions. Discussion of personal and professional experience will be encouraged.

This class is sponsored by the OPC Diversity Committee and may be used to meet Continuing Education requirements for Diversity Learning. A maximum of 8.0 CE credits can be earned for attendance at all 4 classes.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn and contextualize types of contemporary anti-Semitism.
  2. Understand the influence of anti-Semitism on Freud’s Jewish identity and learn how Freud explained anti-Semitism.
  3. Become familiar with psychoanalytic thinking about the relationship between the Other in society and the Other in the unconscious.
  4. Learn how the trauma of the Shoah impacted emigre analysts and shaped subsequent training, theory, and practice.
  5. Apply lessons from anti-Semitism to cultural, ethnic, and racial bias or trauma encountered in your practice.
  6. Utilize the social witness vs. containment debate to consider your own subject-position on political engagement as a therapist.

Registration Fee: $250
Professional Level Member Rate: $225
Students/Residents: $125 (call for discount code) 

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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