Principles For Teaching Issues Of Diversity In A Psychoanalytic Context
by Anton Hart, PhD
This article presents an annotated collection of principles for teaching the subject of diversity from a psychoanalytic perspective, within psychoanalytic training and other pedagogical contexts as well. Employing an experiential, process-oriented, and hermeneutic-dialogic approach, the author emphasizes the importance of openness and humility over competence and mastery, on the part of both teachers and learners. The goal is to promote curiosity and to increase awareness of its curtailment when addressing issues of diversity, difference and otherness.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56:2-3, 404-417, Aug 2020.
About the Author
Anton Hart, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst and on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City and a Guest Partner of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He supervises at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He teaches in the Department of Psychology at Mt. Sinai Hospital, at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, and at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Program, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. He serves as Co-chair of the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is in full-time private practice of psychoanalysis, individual, family and couple therapy, psychotherapy supervision and consultation, and organizational consultation, in New York City.
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