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Psychoanalysis with Diversity in Mind Reading - 'Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference' by M. Fakhry Davids (CE Book Group)

  • March 17, 2023
  • April 07, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • March 17, 2023, 9:45 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • March 24, 2023, 9:45 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • March 31, 2023, 9:45 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • April 07, 2023, 9:45 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 5


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Description: The course will center on Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference by M. Fakhry Davids. This book "explores the inner relationship between the self and the socially stereotyped - "racial"- other, providing a clinically derived model of how racist dynamics play out in the mind."

Learners will discuss the book's content as it relates to clinical work and larger societal issues that impact both clinicians and clients/patients. The course will assist clinicians to competently treat diverse populations and contribute to furthering social justice as respected members of society who see the impact of oppression on a population’s overall health. 

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

  1. Summarize some of the existing literature on racism and psychoanalysis.
  2. Discuss ways in which race and class divides are internalized and the relationship between individual and institutional racism/classism.
  3. Describe how racism can be addressed in group and individual clinical settings.

Facilitator Bios: Sangeeta Patel, MD is a psychoanalyst from the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and Society member. 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. Jennifer Perlman, PsyD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO and a Society member. 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 4 sessions. To enhance discussion, this course is limited to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 13 registrants. 

Dates & Times: Discussions will take place virtually using Zoom from 10:00 - 11:30 AM for four Fridays on March 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 2023. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the first class. The deadline to register is March 15, 2023.

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 March 15, 2023; any refunds prior to March 15th 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 6 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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