FOCUS ON – Putting Whiteness on the Couch

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Cynthia Colvin, Ph.D, Co-presenter Zara Zimbardo, MA

4 Tuesdays Feb. 20–Mar. 13, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious. - Peggy McIntosh

flyerIn this four week class we will set out to explore issues of whiteness, as it is produced and maintained historically, socially, personally and clinically. This system of racial privilege is often unconscious for white people. This course engages multiple processes that make whiteness more conscious, visible and a site of critical inquiry for knowledge and change. Through facilitated discussion, guided self-reflection, selected readings, lectures, clinical material and somatic inquiry, this series invites critical thinking and self-reflection. An examination of concepts, histories and frameworks of the social construction of white racial identity will inform ways to explore issues of racial and ethnic otherness. Together we will generate clinical considerations for ways to expand greater awareness of racial dynamics in the therapeutic encounter.

February 20th, 2018 7:30 PM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
General Admission $ 160.00
PINC Members $ 130.00
Students and Candidates $ 100.00
(6) CE Credits $ 60.00