Film Screening and Discussion


Black Psychoanalysts Speak (D: Winograd, 2014) is an award-winning documentary based on interviews with 11 African-American psychoanalysts about their experiences in psychoanalytic training and practice. Historically, psychoanalysts have not been a diverse group of clinicians, and training has focused on treating the relatively privileged. This beginning-to-intermediate level event will explore issues of race and socioeconomic class in the psychoanalytic profession. Goals are (1) describe why African-Americans are underrepresented in psychoanalytic practice, (2) state two ways that race impacts the psyche, and (3) describe ways that psychoanalysis might be made more relevant to people of color.                                2 CE/CEU/PDs (No CMEs)

 Facilitators:Ryan Parker, LCSW completed her master’s research on contemporary White Americans’ internalized representations and associations to slavery in the U.S. She previously facilitated study groups about racial issues.  JoAnn Ponder, PhD published a journal article about the intergenerational transmission of prejudice and elitism in psychoanalysis and a book chapter about treating children who lost mothers, including racial issues in the dynamics. Both facilitators treat children and adults.

Date/Time:  Thursday, 03/10/2016           7:30-9:30pm

Location:  JoAnn Ponder’s home, 6205 Augusta National Dr., Austin, TX 78746

Contact:  JoAnn Ponder                 512-496-8244


Altman, N. (2006). Whiteness. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75: 45-72.

Hamer, F. (2002). Guards at the gate: Race, resistance, and psychic reality. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50: 1219-1237.

Leary, K. (1995). “Interpreting in the dark”: Race and ethnicity in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 12: 127-140.

Leary, K. (1997). Race, self-disclosure, and "forbidden talk": Race and ethnicity in contemporary clinical practice. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 66: 163-189.

Leary, K. (2007). Racial insult and repair. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 17: 539-549.

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2 continuing education credits. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program.  If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.  If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.  Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Denise Lemos Zaborowski at (512) 573-2669. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity and utility of the content and associated materials, the basis of such statements about validity/utility, and the limitations of and risks (severe and most common) associated with the content, if any. ASPP also provides Professional Development credits for psychologists in Texas.

ASPP is approved by (1) the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider # 1138) to provide continuing education for licensed professional counselors in Texas and (2) the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers.

ASPP Registration for  Film Event


To register for the film, (1) contact a facilitator and (2) complete the following form and bring your payment to the first class or mail this form and payment to ASPP, P.O. Box 162082, Austin, TX  78716 


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