This series is comprised of lectures and workshops that promote interdisciplinary conversations focused on human identity, suffering, and potential, with particular concern for the enduring ethical questions at the heart of human existence.
Many of our offerings offer continuing education (CE's) for psychologists (APA), licensed mental health counselors (LMHC), and licensed independent/clinical social workers (LI/LCSW). Please see below for more details related to specific offerings. Past offerings can be found at the bottom of the page.
with Dr. Homi K. Bhabha
Date: September 17th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Format: Lecture, via Zoom and in person at Robsham Theater, Boston College
The rapid passage from the pandemic to the BLM protests, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, staged a confrontation between the racialized politics of public health and police death in the US and across the world. The disproportionate deaths of Black and ethnic peoples in the grip of the virus, and at the hands of the police, has been largely attributed to the long history of systemic racism prevalent, without adequate reform or repair, across state institutions. This lecture will explore the dynamic relations between systemic and traumatic racism by drawing on politics, poetics and psychoanalysis.
CEs for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW will be submitted for review to respective credentialing bodies.
Human life demands the fullest account of itself -- lest we fall into simplistic reductions, corrosive divisiveness, and calcified identifications. The Psychology & the Other Conference is a biennial convening space that models what it points to -- a sandbox meant to allow for the play of languages, ideas, and formulations across fields and disciplines.
Our hope is to foster new and emergent ways of speaking to human identity, suffering, and potential -- not for knowledge’s sake alone, but in order to better serve the call of the suffering Other. Academics, clinicians, and students seeking dialogue are welcome to call this space home.