Integrating reflections on race, ethnicity, culture and religion into parent infant psychotherapy
14th September 2020
- Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
- 1.25 hours
- 17:00 - 18:15
About this course
The PPIP Society, the Anna Freud Centre professional association for psychoanalytic parent infant psychotherapists, will be holding a series of webinars about working therapeutically with infant and parents online. Presenters will bring a psychoanalytic orientation to issues such as adaptations in focus of therapy, the balance between addressing pathology and resilience, including home-working fathers and families from racially and culturally diverse families. There will be two brief presentations followed by group discussion.
This webinar will address questions about how to integrate authentic exploration of race, ethnicity, culture and religion within the family and between family members, including the new baby and therapist in parent infant psychotherapy. The presenters will consider issues of practice and personal reflections on this as the movement of Black Lives Matter highlight the increasing need to ensure that practice does not reinforce structural oppression but is instead accessible, appropriate and affirming for people from diverse backgrounds.
Who is this event suitable for?
Practitioners working therapeutically online with infant and parents, with a psychoanalytic orientation.
Aims of the event
Contributing to the professional development of psychoanalytically-informed parent infant psychotherapists, within the current context of remote delivery, CV-19 and Black Lives Matter, through:
- Presentation of case material and general observations on the implications for practice;
- Providing a space for reflection and discussion amongst peers.
17:00 – 17:05 Michela Biseo– Introduction
17:05 – 17:20 Coretta Ogbuagu – Reflection on experience
17:20 – 17:35 Michela Biseo – Reflection on experience
17:35 – 18:15 Discussion with audience