Refugees and Immigrants: Their Experience and Contribution to Psychoanalysis in North America - Virtual Roundtable #4 (Live)
"Beyond Forced Emigration: Contemporary Émigré Experience in Psychoanalysis"
The field of psychoanalysis in the 21st century has been shaped by the history of emigration in the 20th century—this panel looks at the way that today’s immigrant psychoanalysts experience identity, otherness, and place and how those histories will continue to change the field.
Learn about and register for the other Roundtables in this series:
- Roundtable 1: "After Vienna: A conversation with Otto Kernberg, MD, and Thomas Kohut, PhD"
- Roundtable 2: "Refugee Psychoanalysts 1920-1955: Enriching Psychoanalysis in the Americas"
- Roundtable 3: "Genocide: What Psychoanalysis Lost in the Holocaust"
This webinar will be recorded for later viewing
This roundtable is part of "From Despair to Hope: The Holocaust, Immigration, and Psychoanalysis in North America," a collaboration between the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center and the Sigmund Freud Museum honoring the late Anton O. Kris, MD.
This program is supported in part by Steven C. Ackerman and grants from the Stockbridge Cultural Council and the Lee Cultural Council, local agencies that are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
- After attending this program, participants will be able to describe the contributions of contemporary immigrant mental health professionals to psychoanalysis
- After attending this program, participants will identify a range of challenges and opportunities for first generation immigrants within the field of mental health, education, and psychoanalysis.
- After attending this program, participants will be able to identify professional and personal experiences of contemporary immigrant mental health professionals within psychoanalytic organizations and training programs.
Moderator: Spyros D. Orfanos, PhD., ABPP, is the Director of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), he is past president (1999) of the Society of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (SPPP) of the APA, and the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (2012-2013). He is on the Advisory Board of the Sigmund Freud Museum of Vienna. on April 27, 2023, in recognition of his human rights work, the Society of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology of APA will honor him with the International Activism for Social Justice Award.
Maurice Apprey, PhD, DM, FIPA, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis at the Hampstead Clinic, now the Anna Freud Centre, London, and in Adult Psychoanalysis at the New York Freudian Society, now the Contemporary Freudian Society. He has taught candidates in Psychoanalysis, residents of Psychiatry and others in the US for 42 years. He was a member of the erstwhile interdisciplinary team of psychoanalysts, historians and diplomats at the Center for the Study of Mind and Human in Interaction at the University of Virginia that facilitated the restoration of independence for Estonia after the breakdown of the Soviet Union. In addition, he was a member of the IPA teaching faculty and Supervising analysts that fostered the creation of the Istanbul Center for Research into Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapy (PSIKE) toward its full membership in the IPA. He taught and supervised candidates at PSIKE Istanbul for 16 years. He is the English language translator, from French, of Georges Politzer’s Critique of the Foundations of Psychology: the Psychology of Psychoanalysis (Duquesne University Press), the first robust critique of Freud’s structural theory as bordering on abstraction, formalism and realism. A selection of his collected papers will be published by Routledge as Transgenerational Haunting in Psychoanalysis: Toxic Errands.
Marina Bayeva, MD, PhD, is the director of psychopharmacology and medical services and a Fellow in hospital-based psychotherapy and psychoanalytic studies at the Austen Riggs Center.
Julia Beltsiou, PsyD is a graduate of New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of immigration and identity. In 2016, her anthology "Immigration in Psychoanalysis" was published by Routledge. She maintains a private practice in New York, where she works with adults, couples, and adolescents.
Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Director of Community-Based Education at the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute and Research Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Her research and scholarship focus on immigration, trauma, race, and culturally informed psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is also in Independent Practice and works primarily with survivors of trauma from diverse sociocultural backgrounds. Dr. Tummala-Narra is an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and the Asian American Journal of Psychology. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy (2016) and the editor of Trauma and Racial Minority Immigrants: Turmoil, Uncertainty, and Resistance (2021), both published by the American Psychological Association Books.
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The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Austen Riggs Center.
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