Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 10-11:30AM/Eastern

Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Perspectives from Around the World

M. Fakhry Davids, Special Guest Speaker

SUNDAY, MAY 28 from 10-11:30AM/Eastern

M. Fakhry Davids, special guest Speaker

with Moderator Anton Hart, PhD

An Online Series with speakers from around the world.

Racism: Internal and Institutional

The model of internal racism holds that our in-group identity is internalized via a specific psychic pathway, which institutionalizes in the mind a binary us-them split. This runs in parallel to the pathways by which our self-concept and our gender identity develop. However, this fact remains unrecognized in mainstream psychoanalysis, which results in our internal racism largely evading analysis. Its us-them split thus remains, and is mapped onto racialized categories in the external world. This involvement on our part is consciously disavowed since it comes into conflict with our consciously held liberal beliefs; it thus finds its way into the racism that is embedded in the group unconscious of institutions in the outside world. I will briefly describe the theoretical aspects of the model of internal racism, using clinical examples, and explore institutional racism by reference to anti-black racism in London’s Metropolitan Police force.

About the Speaker
M. Fakhry Davids is an Honorary Consultant Psychologist at the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, UK. He is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society; Honorary Associate Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London; and Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis (2022-2023), Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a member of the Holmes Commission for Racial Equity in American Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference.
About the Moderator
Anton Hart, PhD, FABP, FIPA, 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 AssociationPsychoanalytic 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 The Manhattan Institute, 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 PsychoanalysisHe serves as Co-Chair of the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality. Dr. Hart 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.
About the Host
Maria Nardone, PhD, is Faculty and Supervisor of Psychotherapy; Director of Technology and Global Learning; Former Director of the Online Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program for Russian Speakers; Former Chair, Council of Fellows, and Founding member of the Center for Public Mental Health at the William Alanson White Institute. She is the author of The powerful and covert role of culture in gender discrimination and inequality, published in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2018). She is co-director of the Social Issues Department of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Nardone is Adjunct Associate Professor in Fordham University’s graduate program in Healthcare Administration, and former Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Division of Psychological Services in the Department of OB/GYN at S.U.N.Y Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Nardone is an expert witness in Immigration matters including Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture; Hardship (e.g. I-601, I-601A, Cancellation of Removal); Rehabilitation (212c, 212h, 212i) and U Visa. With Tomás Casado Frankel, co-authored Psychological Aspects of Deportation and Child Custody, a chapter in Appleseed’s online Manual, Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation. She was guest speaker for the Princeton Alumni Corp series on Trauma in the Immigration Community. A graduate of the Tavistock Institute, Dr. Nardone is an executive coach and advanced organizational consultant. She has lectured in numerous academic institutions in Europe and the US. Her chapter Executive Coaching as an Organizational Intervention, was published in English and Italian in Mind-ful Consulting (Karnac, 2009, 2014). Dr. Nardone is on the Board of Give Something Back International, a non-profit that provides education for children in Southeast Asia and Haiti. She is also on the board of Moving for Life, a nonprofit providing free dance exercise classes for people affected by cancer, and for older adults.
Special thanks to Dr. Karen Gennaro for helping to organize this event.

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