Celia Brickman, PhD.,LCPC
Friday, March 24, 2023
The Racial Legacy of Freud’s Psychoanalysis
7-9pm (CST): ZOOM
About the presentation: This talk will investigate the implicit racial assumptions embedded within Freud’s foundational works of psychoanalysis. We will chart the origins of these assumptions in the colonial anthropology from which Freud borrowed, and then track their absorption into Freud’s metapsychology through an analysis of his category of the primitive. Finally, we will consider some implications for the contemporary practice of psychoanalysis.
Celia Brickman, Ph.D., LCPC is a faculty member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. She practices psychotherapy at the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy of Chicago, where she is scholar-in- residence and formerly was the director of education. She is the author of Race in Psychoanalysis: Aboriginal Populations in the Mind (Routledge, 2018), whose first edition was nominated for the Gradiva Award for Historical, Cultural and Literary Analysis in psychoanalysis. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Participants will be able to identify and explain some of the racial biases in the foundational works of psychoanalysis.
2. Participants will be able to explain how these biases may affect their work, and in so doing, will become more able to skillfully work with patients who struggle with the effects of racism.
This is an Intermidiate to Advance Level Presentation
CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.
Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
Non-CCP members, single admission: $50
This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).
Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by March 23, 2023 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Brickman, C. (2018). Race in Psychoanalysis: Aboriginal Populations in the Mind. New York and Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge.
2. Fanon, F. (1952/1967). Black Skin White Masks. Charles Lam Markham (Trans.) New York: Grove Press.
3. Freud, S. (1912-1913). Totem and Taboo. In J. Strachey et al. (Trans.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIII. London: Hogarth Press.
--------. (1921). Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego. In J. Strachey et al. (Trans.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVIII. London: Hogarth Press.
4. Hartman, S. (1997). Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
5. Stocking Jr., G. (1987). Victorian Anthropology. New York: Free Press.
The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven, Alan Levy, PhD.
The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.