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Hate Your Neighbor as You Hate Yourself: How to Think Psychoanalytically about Symptoms of Hate, Like Racism and Exclusion with Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. (Lecture)

  • October 16, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 3


Description: This presentation proposes to think psychoanalytically about symptoms of hate like racism, discrimination and exclusion. After the Covid-19 pandemic and the growing awareness of violent discrimination, structural racism, and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, it seems that no analyst can be immune to the cultural context in which we work. It seems unavoidable to take a position. The lecture will address questions like: How is the current socio-political context affecting our patients and how do we work this in the clinical practice? How might the analyst's biases impede the treatment? How does that affect the ideal of neutrality? Is it enough to be aware of our unconscious racism and prejudice like heterosexism or gender normativity? How can we help psychoanalysis develop and thrive in our currently conflicted situation?


  1. Explain a basic framework to think psychoanalytically about symptoms of hate, like racism and transphobia.
  2. Analyze examples of how psychoanalytic practice contributes to or challenges stigmatization.
  3. Compile foundational concerns of intersectionality and become more cognizant of racial injustice and other forms of prejudice, like transphobia.

Biography:  Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania (PSYS), Honorary Member at IPTAR the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City, and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen.

Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference (Routledge: 2017). She has published two edited volumes (both with Manya Steinkoler) Lacan On Madness: Madness Yes You Can't ( Routledge: 2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press: 2016). Most recently, she published a collection (with Chris Christian) Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious (Routledge: 2019.) She is completing (with Manya Steinkoler) Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Sexualities: From Feminism to Trans (Cambridge University Press: forthcoming Spring 2021.)

Please watch the documentary, Psychoanalysis in El Barrio, prior to the lecture. A link to the documentary will be provided in confirmation and reminder emails. 

Format: This lecture will take place virtually using Zoom. Remote access information will be emailed to registrants before the event. Registration closes one day before the start of the event.

Confidentiality: During classes and lectures we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of these classes or lectures. No recording of case material is allowed. 

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CME Certificates:
  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.5 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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