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Psychoanalysis with Diversity in Mind - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (CE Book Group)

  • May 06, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • May 06, 2022, 9:45 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • May 13, 2022, 9:45 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • May 20, 2022, 9:45 AM 11:03 AM (MDT)
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

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The Denver Psychoanalytic Society's Continuing Education and Diversity Committees are offering a book discussion group.

Description: This discussion group will focus on the reading of Isabel Wilkerson's book, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. The objective of this book group is to increase exposure and engagement with issues of diversity that impact all of us. To engage in an ongoing exploration of our own socially and internalized restrictions on our identity and self-expression. To aid us in helping clients find their own authenticity.

Objectives: (after this discussion, participants should be able to):

    1. Describe the impact America’s modern caste system has on individuals and society as it relates to institutionalized racial oppression and mental health.
    2. Discuss unconscious bias to increase awareness and competency in relating to racially diverse clients.
    3. Apply the knowledge gained to improve clinical practice with diverse persons and promote racial justice. 

    Facilitator Bios: Sangeeta Patel, MD is a psychiatrist and recent graduate of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She completed her medical training and psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado and currently works at the Veteran's Affairs hospital in addition to maintaining a private practice. In her free time, she enjoys being in the mountains, exploring new places, or chasing her dog around the yard. Jennifer Perlman, PsyD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO. Jennifer has advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of complex PTSD and LGBTQ issues. Jennifer is particularly interested in using psychological practice and theory to help increase consciousness, expand global empathy and inclusivity to facilitate a collective healing. 

    Books & Format: Participants will furnish their own books and be expected to read the assigned sections before each meeting. The format will be discussion by participants in the style of a book group, divided over 3 sessions. To enhance discussion, this course is limited to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 registrants. 

    Dates & Times: Discussions will take place from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM for three Fridays on:  May 6, 13 & 20, 2022 virtually using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the first class. The deadline to register is May 3, 2022.

    Cost: $90 for Society members and $110 for non-Society members. Your spot is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

    Confidentiality: During this discussion we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of the class. No recording of case material is allowed.

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend class and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the last class. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the class. For virtual events, CME credit will be equal to time participated.

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after May 3, 2022; any refunds prior to May 3rd will be less a $10.00 administration fee. Please retain your CME certificate for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate. 

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
    *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. (Updated July 2021)

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