Date(s) - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Internal Racism: inside and outside the consulting room
In his talk Fakhry Davids asks, how are we to think about the prominence of division in our
world, following Brexit and Trump? How is it that those who mobilise racist responses in
others remain apparently oblivious to their own racism? He will discuss these aspects of
racism in the outside world and link them with his observations in the consulting room,
drawing on the model of internal racism outlined in his book, ‘Internal Racism A
Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference’ (Palgrave Macmillan).
Fakhry Davids is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society &
Institute of Psychoanalysis, a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, Hon
Senior Lecturer in the Psychoanalysis Unit, UCL, Visiting Fellow in the Department of
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, and a Board Member of
Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities (www.p-cca.org)
Maxine Dennis will present her clinical work for discussion and to explore further themes raised on the day of the conference.
Maxine Dennis is a Psychoanalyst and a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She also works in the Adult Department, Tavistock Clinic as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Adult Psychotherapist. She has been chair of a psychotherapy Unit, has extensive experience working clinically within the NHS (both in individual and group psychotherapy) and as Head of a primary care service. Maxine is involved in the teaching, training and the supervision of psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and lecturers on a variety of training courses. She is passionate about making Psychotherapy accessible. In addition she has a longstanding interest in brief therapies and is both a supervisor and trainer for DIT and IPT. ‘Finding a Voice: A Journey Towards Being Assertive’ by Maxine Dennis is available on On-line books copyright@(2012)John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ‘The Group As An Object’, in Turning The Tide Edited by Rael Meyerowitz and David Bell(2018) Karnac Books.
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