As one of many initiatives to fulfill BPSI’s Anti-Racism Commitment we offer this Resources List to our colleagues and the public, with contemporary literature on race and diversities, in hopes of promoting reflection, dialogue, and psychoanalytic scholarship in the service of promoting racial equality in psychoanalysis.

We thank the many colleagues contributing to this Resources Page. In particular we thank the APsA and the DPE Section on Diversities, whose resources list provided the base and inspiration for our BPSI Resources project. We thank Veronica Davis, BPSI’s Hanns Sachs Librarian and Archivist, for her invaluable work.

We envision this page as continuing to be an evolving Resources list that is updated regularly, and we invite and welcome your suggestions. Please tell us your ideas here or by writing to Veronica Davis at You may also write to any member of the BPSI Leadership Team: Donna Fromberg, Catherine Kimble, Holly Housman, Mary McCarthy, or Carole Nathan.

We also invite you to see:

 BPSI READS: Open Conversations on Race, Equity, Diversity and Otherness

The Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in Psychoanalysis

Updated April 2024

Open below to access Resources

  • Sadek, N. (2023). Racial Justice in Psychoanalytic Communities: Translating Antiracist Dialogues into Racial Equity. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 33:97-113.  
  • Silverman, S. (2023). Who’s Transitioning? A Cisgender Analyst Working with Gender Expansive Patients. Psychoanalytic Perspectives 20:31-48. 
  • Langer, S. (2022). Gender is a Complex Number and the Case for Trans Phantoms. Studies in Gender and Sexuality 23:136-145. 
  • Padrón, C. (2022). Other Lullabies: Attacks on Blackness, Confusion of Tongues, and the Loss of Play. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 21:97-107.
  • Griffin, C. (2022). Who’s on My Couch? Considering BIPOC Subjectivity and the Climate Crisis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 32:340-341.
  • Stephens, M. A. (2022). We Have Never Been White: Afropessimism, Black Rage, and What The Pandemic Helped me Learn About Race (And Psychoanalysis). Psychoanalytic Quarterly 91:319-347. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2022.2096797
  • Davids, M. F. (2022). Race and Analytic Neutrality: Clinical and Theoretical Considerations. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 91:371-393.
  • Silverman, D. K. (2022). Otherness and Our Sexuality: Laplanche Clinically. Studies in Gender and Sexuality 23:5-14.
  • Cooper, M., Jung, S. & Gordon, J. (2022). Identity Process Treatment Model for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients. Studies in Gender and Sexuality 23:112-122.
  • Cereijido, M. (2022). Challenging Prejudice and Embracing Change. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 19:257-259. DOI 10.1002/aps.1756
  • Adams, C. (2022). Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Psychosocial Dimensions of Adversity among Black Youth. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 21:108-124. DOI 10.1080/15289168.2022.2069452
  • Bryant, V. (2022). Standing at the Water’s Edge: Manymothers in African American Culture. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 21:125-139. DOI 10.1080/15289168.2022.2066916
  • Dennis, E. (2022). The Paranoid-Schizoid Position and Envious Attacks on the Black Other. Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context 17:141-153. DOI: 10.1080/24720038.2021.1977306
  • Stephens, M. (2022). Relational Racialization and Segregated Whiteness. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 32:114-120. DOI 10.1080/10481885.2022.2033547
  • Brown, C. (2022). Dem Belly Full But We Hungry: Culinary Spaces and Black Masculinity. Attachment: New Directions in Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 16:24-36. DOI 10.33212/att.v16n1.2022.24
  • McCann, M. & Tudor, K. (2022). Unintentional Racial Microaggressions and the Social Unconscious. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 19:202-216. DOI:10.1002/aps.1753
  • Tummala-Narra, P. (2022). Can We Decolonize Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice?. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 32:3, 217-234. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2022.2058326
  • Olarte, S.W. and Lenz, R. (2022). Learning to Do Psychoanalytic Therapy with an Inner City Population. Psychodynamic Psychiatry 50: 77-85. DOI 10.1521/pdps.2022.50.1.77
  • Levine, L. (2022). Interrogating Race, Shame and Mutual Vulnerability: Overlapping and Interlapping Waves of Relation. Psychoanalytic Dialigues 32: 99-113. DOI 10.1080/10481885.2022.2033546
  • Alleyne, A. (2022). Shame and its Vicissitudes. Psychoanalytic Inquiry DOI: 10.1080/07351690.2022.2080431
  • Botticelli, S. (2022). Writing as Queer Practice and Pleasure. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(3): 603-606. DOI: 10.1177/00030651221109924
  • Emanuel, C. (2022). A White and Nondisabled Psychoanalyst: Owning Racism and Ableism in the Clinical Process. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 17(2): 181-195. DOI: 10.1080/24720038.2022.2039153
  • Hart, A. (2022). Neutrality as a “White Lie”: Discussion of Gabbard, Holmes, and Portugues. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2): 335-349. doi:10.1177/00030651221096686
  • Gabbard, G.O. (2022). The Decline and Fall of Neutrality in Psychoanalytic Discourse. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2): 309-315. doi:10.1177/00030651221094623
  • Holmes, D.E. (2022). Neutrality Is Not Neutral. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2): 317-322. doi:10.1177/00030651221094340
  • Portuges, S.H. (2022). Psychoanalytic Neutrality, Race, and Racism. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2):323-334. doi:10.1177/00030651221097717

  • Tummala-Narra, P. (2020). The Fear of Immigrants. Psychoanalytic Psychology 37:1, 50-61. DOI
  • Crane, L.S. (2020). Invisible: A Mixt Asian Woman’s Efforts to See and Be Seen in Psychoanalysis. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 21(2): 127-135. DOI: 10.1080/15240657.2020.1760028
  • Adams, C.J. (2021). Black Youth: Self-making, Creativity and the Assertion of Hybrid Black Identities. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 59-76. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859268
  • Ashraf, D. (2021). A Conversation about Implicit Armor and Racial Identity. Psychoanalysis Today, 14
  • Archangelo, A. & O’Loughlin, M. (2021) Exploring Racial Formation in Children: Thoughts from an Encounter with Black Children in Brazil. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 20(3): 215-229. DOI: 10.1080/15289168.2021.1950485
  • Bass, A. (2021). Murderous Racism as Normal Psychosis: The Case of Dylann Roof. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 291–313. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211013539 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Blechner, M.J. (2020) Racism and Psychoanalysis: How They Affect One Another. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3): 245-254. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1756133
  • Burch, B. (2021). Engaging the Whitewashed Countertransference: Race Unexpectedly Appears for Therapy. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 28-37. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863079
  • Caflisch, J. (2020) “When Reparation Is Felt to Be Impossible”: Persecutory Guilt and Breakdowns in Thinking and Dialogue about Race. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(5): 578-594. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1797402
  • Cardenal, M. (2021). Special Time: Working with Street Children. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 520. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926795
  • Gaztambide, D. J. (2021). What Is the Value of a Vote? Or Black and Latinx Communities as Part-Object. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 122-124. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863086
  • González, F.J. & Rachael Peltz, R. (2021). Community Psychoanalysis: Collaborative Practice as Intervention. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 409-427. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926788
  • Hart, A. (2020). Principles For Teaching Issues Of Diversity In A Psychoanalytic Context. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1760084 (see this and other Latest Articles on race and diversity published online by Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Aug 2020).
  • Hartman, S. (2020). Binded by the White: A Discussion of “Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 317-324. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744965
  • Holmes, D. E. (2021). “I Do Not Have a Racist Bone in My Body”: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on What is Lost and Not Mourned in Our Culture’s Persistent Racism. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 237–258. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211009518 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Jones, A.L. (2020). A Black Woman as an American Analyst: Some Observations From One Woman’s Life Over Four DecadesStudies in Gender and Sexuality, 21(2): 77-84. DOI:10.1080/15240657.2020.1760013
  • Knoblauch, S.H. (2020). Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 299-316. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744966
  • Knoblauch, S. H. (2020). Beyond Racial Visibility and Invisible: Reply to Hartman and Sheehi. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 331-335. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744967
  • Merson, M. (2021). The Whiteness Taboo: Interrogating Whiteness in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 13-27, DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863092
  • Moss, D. (2021). On Having Whiteness. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 355–371. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211008507 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Patel, P. & Graham, T.M. (2021). A Psychoanalysis for the Black Vertically Infected HIV-Positive Adolescent. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 514-515. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926798
  • Powell, D.R. (2021). Race Matters in Psychoanalytic Education. Psychoanalysis Today, 14
  • Powell, D.R. (2020). From the Sunken Place to the Shitty Pace: The Film Get Out, Psychic Emancipation and Modern Race Relations from a Psychodynamic Clinical Perspective. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89(3), 415-445. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2020.1767486
  • Reynoso, J.S. (2021) The Racist Within. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 90(1): 49-76. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2021.1850143
  • Rudden, M.G. (2021). Systemic Racism and Othering within Government Agencies: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Environmental Injustice in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 90-104. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859292
  • Shah, D. (2020) Dangerous Territory: Racist Moments in the Psychoanalytic Space. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89(3): 399-413. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2020.1766935
  • Sheehi, L. (2020). The Reality Principle: Fanonian Undoing, Unlearning, and Decentering: A Discussion of “Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 325-330. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744972
  • Slevin, M. (2021). Of Being and Becoming: Psychoanalysis, Race and Class in an Urban ER. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 77-89. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859295
  • Slobodin, O. & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2021). “Keeping Culture in Mind”: Relational Thinking and the Bedouin Community. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 450-467. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1925284
  • Stephens, M. (2020). Getting Next to Ourselves: The Interpersonal Dimensions of Double-Consciousness. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3), 201-225. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1776095
  • Stoute, B. J. (2021). Black Rage: The Psychic Adaptation to the Trauma of Oppression. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 259–290. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211014207 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Stoute, B.J & Slevin, M. (2021). Introduction – African American Children in the World of Structural Racism: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 44-46. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859297
  • Suslovic, B. (2020) Mitigating racial loneliness as transformative psychoanalytic work. Psychoanalytic Culture and Society (25), 480–489 DOI: 10.1057/s41282-020-00175-4
  • Vaughans, K.C. (2021). Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 47-58. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859300
  • Woods, A. (2020). The work before us: Whiteness and the psychoanalytic institute. Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 25, 230–249. DOI: 10.1057/s41282-019-00155-3

With thanks to APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities chaired by Dr. Anton Hart, ApsaA has created an extensive resource page including films, podcasts, and papers, many of which have informed our BPSI Resource page.  For the full listing, go to Of special attention are:

BPSI audio-recorded the 2019 program “Facets of Race in Psychoanalysis” with Celia Brickman, PhD, and Francisco Gonzalez, MD. BPSI, December 7, 2019. Click here to listen.

BPSI’s journal American Imago published papers from the 2018 BPSI Conference “Race, Racism, and Emancipation: Can We See Ourselves as We Are?” along with a paper by Dorothy Evans Holmes:

From The BPSI Archives:

  • Tributes to Frances Bonner. PINE Newsletter (2001, Spring/Summer). PINE Collection, The BPSI Archives.
  • Orlando Lightfoot, MD. Interview to Sanford Gifford, MD (2001, May 21). [Audio recordings]. Oral History Interviews, The BPSI Archives.
  • Charles Pinderhughes, MD. Interview by Sanford Gifford (1994, December 7). [Transcript]. Oral History Transcripts, BPSI Archives.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education materials. Louisa Pinkham Howe Papers. The BPSI Archives.
  • Howe (Holt), Louisa Pinkham. Interviews to Catherine Holt and David J. Kallen (1995-1996). [Transcripts]. Oral History Transcripts, The BPSI Archives.

Articles and Blog Posts:


Video Programs and Event Recordings:

Curated Reading lists:

A crowd-sourced repository with resources in 23 languages with an emphasis on conversations within immigrant communities and families about Black Lives Matter and systemic racism.