Admitting You’re White: Race Discussion for White People
Cecilia Mikalac, MD
Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Worcester.
6 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Fee: Early Bird: $50 • Regular: $100 (after February 11, 2017)
The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.
White people often feel uncomfortable discussing race issues across racial lines. The purpose of this course is to teach participants ways of understanding whiteness as a first step toward exploration of racial issues in mixed race dyads or groups. Participants will learn about the development of racial identity, the concept of white privilege, the geography of white space and how to manage their ‘whiteness’ when race comes up in discussions.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define the concept of white privilege and explain its impact on whites and people of color.
- Practice admitting whiteness in cross racial discussions.
- List the stages of development of racial identity.
- Compare the development of racial-identity of whites to that of nonwhites.
- Explain racial developmental theory as it applies to her/his own racial identity.
- Apply racial development theory and the concept of white privilege as discussed in this course to current racial issues and/or a case study presented in class.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lecture/Presentation, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Group Discussion
This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 9 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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