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Austin Psychoanalytic: Diversity Conference On White Racism

November 14, 2020 9:00 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

This event is co-sponsored by Austin Psychoanalytic and Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.

November 14, 2020

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9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

5.0 CE/CME

Members: $120

Non-Members: $145

ECP/Students/Retired: $60

Parasitic Whiteness targets non-white people for domination. It proceeds under the auspices of entitled dominion. It works by creating a fictive community, each of whom feels protected from their individual frailties by participating in this group imagined to be strong. The premise boomerangs. Domination enfeebles the dominator while subjugating the target. All lose. We will make this via personal, clinical and theoretical considerations. We will then take up similar issues while consulting with a local analytic clinician regarding a current case in which race and racism play noticeable parts.

The presentation will be divided into two parts: in the morning we will present Moss’ work on parasitic Whiteness– theoretical and clinical. In the afternoon, we will have a clinical discussion of current process material presented by Asli Baykal, PhD, LCSW, a local analytic clinician.


Donald Moss, M.D.— Program Chair of APsaA, Author of 5 books and 60+ articles, with a primary focus on problems of masculinity and structured forms of hatred– racism, homophobia, misogyny. Founding member of Green Gang, a group of analysts and scientists focusing on climate change denial.

Lynne Zeavin, Psy.D.: Dr Lynne Zeavin is a training and supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute where she co-chairs the Diversity Committee and teaches the work of Melanie Klein. An associate editor at JAPA and on the editorial boards of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and Division/Review, Dr Zeavin writes about gender, sexuality, misogyny and Race, as well as various aspects of Kleinian theory and technique. Along with several colleagues she is a co-founder of the Rita Frankiel Memorial Fellowship sponsored by the Melanie Klein Trust which has offered a subspecialty training in Kleinian analysis for advanced candidates over the last decade. Dr. Zeavin is a member of the program committee of Apsa and a founder of Green Gang, a 4 person psychoanalytic collective engaged in the study of our human relationship with the natural world.

Asli Baykal (PhD, LCSW) is a psychotherapist in private practice in Austin, TX. She obtained her MA in Gender Studies at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and her PhD in anthropology at Boston University, after which she served as professor of cultural anthropology at University of Richmond. She then went back to school for clinical training, obtained an MSW from Boston University and worked as a therapist at a number of non-profits, most recently UT Austin Counseling Center. Asli was a fellow at the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2015-2016. She is currently a fourth-year candidate at Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, TX.

Learning Objectives: 

After attending the program in it’s entirety, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify indirect expressions of white racis
  2. Map object relations along vertical lines
  3. Explain clinical states of entitlement
  4. Describe collegial manifestations of racism


Samuels, A. Krause, I. (2012) Msebele, Naison & Brown, Hilary. Racism in the consulting room: myth or reality’. Psychoanalytic Review, 2011, 98, 4. J. Anal. Psychol., 57 (4): 554-556.

Reyes, A. (2012) Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference by M. Fakhry Davids. Published by Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2011; 253 pp. Brit. J. Psychother., 28 (4) : 539-542.

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