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Film Screening & Discussion: Archival Footage of Ellis Toney and Ralph Greenson Discussing Their Cross-Racial Psychoanalysis (1976) with Anton Hart at NYPSI

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NYPSI’s 1031st Scientific Program Meeting: Archival Footage of Ellis Toney and Ralph Greenson Discussing Their Cross-Racial Psychoanalysis (1976) with Anton Hart, Ph.D.
Film Screening & Discussion: Archival Footage of Ellis Toney and Ralph Greenson Discussing Their Cross-Racial Psychoanalysis (1976)

Post-film Discussant: Anton Hart, Ph.D. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8 pm New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

In 1976, Gail Wyatt, Ph.D., of UCLA, brought together Drs. Ralph Greenson and Ellis Toney, former analyst and analysand, respectively, to discuss the psychoanalytic work they had completed together more than 25 years before, when Dr. Toney was a candidate at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Greenson was white and Dr. Toney was black, making theirs one of the earliest cross-racial training analyses, and the racial issues that this analytic dyad encountered were of their time, yet would persist into our present moment. This unique, archival footage of a panel presentation between the two offers an all-too-relevant glimpse into the challenges psychoanalysts may encounter as they try to address issues of race with their patients and with each other.

The screening will be introduced by Anton Hart, Ph.D., a member of the NYPSI Faculty, who will provide orientation to the video. After the 54-minute screening, Dr. Hart will engage audience members in reflective discussion of what they have seen.

2 CME/CE credits will be offered.

References of Interest:
1. Harris, A. (2012). The House of Difference, or White Silence. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 13(3):197-216.
2. Hart, A. (2017). From multicultural competence to radical openness: A psychoanalytic engagement of otherness. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 12-27.
3. Stoute, B. J. (2017). Race and racism in psychoanalytic thought: The ghosts in our nursery. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 10-29.

General Admission: $25
Student Admission: $15
NYPSI Members/Students: No Charge
To register, click HERE, visit nypsi.org or call 212.879.6900

Lois Oppenheim, PhD, Scientific Program Chair

Anton H. Hart, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst and on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City. He is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). A Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis, he supervises at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals 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 4-year and national programs. He has published papers on issues of mutuality, disruption and safety, and also racism, diversity and otherness. He served as Associate Co-producer for the film, “Black Psychoanalysts Speak,” in which he was also featured. He is a Co-Founder of the White Institute’s Study Group on Race and Psychoanalysis. He is completing a book, to be published by Routledge, entitled, Beyond Oaths or Codes: Toward Relational Psychoanalytic Ethics. He is in full-time private practice in New York City.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the anxieties and defenses associated with engaging issues of race and other diversities.
2. Explain the role of curiosity as an antidote to cultural ignorance, insensitivity and bias, and demonstrate such curiosity in themselves and in their patients.
3. Discuss the pitfalls and breakdowns that can occur in diversity-related explorations and find ways to use these to restore open dialogue and analytic exploration.

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0317.

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 New York Psychoanalytic Society & 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 (2) 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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