Anton Hart, PhD
May 3-5, 2024
Dr. Hart is Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute. He lectures and consults nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He has published articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects including psychoanalytic safety and mutuality, issues of racial, sexual and other diversities, and psychoanalytic pedagogy. He is a member of the group, Black Psychoanalysts Speak, and, also, Co-produced and was featured in the documentary film of the same name. He teaches at Mt. Sinai Hospital, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, and the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. He serves as Co-Chair of the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality. He is in the process of completing a book for Routledge entitled, Beyond Oaths or Codes: Toward a Relational Psychoanalytic Ethics. He is in full-time private practice of psychoanalysis, individual and couple psychotherapy, psychotherapy supervision and consultation, and organizational consultation, in New York.
Seminar title : Psychoanalytic Approaches to Diversity: Turning Toward the Other, Opening Oneself
Seminar description : This course aims to address issues of racial, ethnic and other diversities in the psychoanalytic situation, approaching them from a perspective that stands in contrast to current, popular approaches emphasizing the acquisition of “multicultural competence.” The course will examine the central roles of curiosity and openness, and also their obstacles, in considering how difference between self and other in the treatment process may be engaged and transcended.
PRELIMINARY READING LIST:
A. Course Introduction: Our Collective Ambivalence About Diversity Issues
Hart, A. H. (2020). Principles for teaching diversity and otherness from a psychoanalytic perspective. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3), 404-417.
B. Approaching Issues of Race
Stoute, B. J. & Slevin, M. (2017). Conversations on psychoanalysis and race: Part III Introduction. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 8.
Holmes, D. (2017). The fierce urgency of now: An appeal to organized psychoanalysis to take a strong stand on race. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 1-9.
Stoute, B. J. (2017). Race and racism in psychoanalytic thought: Ghosts in our nursery. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 10-29.
Hart, A. (2017). From multicultural competence to radical openness: A psychoanalytic engagement of otherness. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 12-27.
A. Thinking, Linking and Formulating
Bion, W. R. (1959). (1959). Attacks on linking. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 40, 308-315
Stern, D. B. (2013). Relational freedom and therapeutic action. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 61, 227-255.
B. Curiosity, Inquiry, Hermeneutics
Davison, A. (2015). Hermeneutics and the question of transparency. Qualitative and Multi-Method Research: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association's QMMR Section, 13(1), 43-47.
Levenson, E. A. (1988). The pursuit of the particular: On the psychoanalytic inquiry. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 24, 1-16
C. Racism’s Impact
Baldwin, J. (1962). Notes from a region in my mind. The New Yorker, November.
Gump, J. (2011). Reality matters: The shadow of trauma on African-American subjectivity. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 27 (1), 42-54.
Hart, A. H. (2019). The discriminatory gesture: A psychoanalytic consideration of posttraumatic reactions to incidents of racial discrimination, Psychoanalytic Social Work, 24 April, 2-20.
D. Psychoanalytic Inquiry into Racism in Shades of Black and White
White, K. P. (2002). Surviving hating and being hated: Some personal thoughts about racism from a psychoanalytic perspective. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 38, 401-422.
Holmes, D. E. (2019). Our country ‘tis of we and them: Psychoanalytic perspectives on our fractured American identity. American Imago, Volume 76, Number 3, (Fall) 359-379.
Suchet, M. (2007). Unraveling Whiteness. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 17:867-886.
A. Turning Toward the Other
Matheny, B., Teng, B., & Hart, A. (2021). Radical Openness: An interview with Anton Hart (Part I). Room, 2:21, 14-17.
Matheny, B., Hart, A., & Teng, B. (2021). Radical Openness: An interview with Anton Hart (Part II). Room, 6:21, 38-43.
B. Other Forms of Otherness Such as Sexual
Easton, D. & Hardy, J. W. (2009). The ethical slut: A practical guide to polyamory, open relationships & other adventures. Berkeley: Celestial Arts. (Chapters 2-3)
Bersani, L. & Phillips, A. (2008). Intimacies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [selections]
C. A “Subversive” Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Moss, D. (2021). On having whiteness. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 355-371.
Hymer, S. (2005). Subversive redemption in psychoanalysis. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 65:207-217.