2020 Conference Now Virtual!
Mark your calendars for October 23. Our annual conference will feature Lisa Moore, LICSW, PhD, speaking on “Race, Black Bodies, and Psychodynamic Therapy.” The convening will explore how one identifies fear as it resides in those with power and will suggest approaches for addressing the effects of this fear in the context of clinical practice.
Dr. Lisa L. Moore is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Family Studies at St. Olaf College where she is the Director of Family Studies. Her scholarship addresses the intersections of race and psychoanalytic theory, and the use of auto-ethnography to explore the experiences of being a black adoptive mother. She has a particular interest in family relationships and policies in affordable and public housing and land retention.
- Identify and distinguish presentation of mental health symptoms as responses to various forms of racism versus those emerging due to organic mental health concerns.
- Identify the stages of dehumanization that shape dominant forms of oppression by individuals and institutions.
- Discuss Frantz Fanon’s theories and the application of psychodynamic theories in clinical practice cross-racially.
The conference will also feature a special performance by poet, activist, and educator Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. His work explores the relationships between identity, power, and resistance. Guante strives to cultivate a deeper, more critical engagement with social justice issues, one based in both empathy and agency.
- $150 Regular Attendee Register by October 1 and Save /$165 after October 1
- $65 Student Attendee Proof of student required (currently enrolled for Fall Semester)
- $0* BI-POC Attendee** *10% of spots available at this rate. **For attendees who are Black, Indigenous, or identify as a person of color, price has already been paid.
** In recognition that we sit on occupied Dakota land and that our values call us to be accountable for the panoptic effects of systemic oppression, genocide, and slavery, we offer a number of spots free to BI-POC attendees. We seek to move towards anti-oppressive practice and decolonization in the mental health field.
We have reached capacity for our free BI-POC attendee spots. Thank you to those who applied. If you have any questions or feedback regarding these spots, feel free to contact us.