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Anton Hart
Lewis and Clark College - Miller 105
615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
United States

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Saturday, November 04, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Special Programs

Our Difficulties With Otherness:
Cultivating Curiosity in Psychoanalytic Treatment and Organizations

with Anton Hart, PhD, FABP

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Too often, psychoanalytic treatment misses the opportunity to attend to the task of penetrating the surface of otherness. This presentation will examine both the resistances to, and the necessity for prioritization of issues of otherness, difference and diversity. Anxieties associated with authentic, curious, exploratory dialogue about difference and diversity are identified. The presenter argues for a stance of curiosity in relation to difference and also for an emphasis on the noticing and learning from those moments where diversity-related communication seems to break down. Attention to such breakdowns is portrayed as crucial to facilitating forms of dialogue that can lead to more diverse—and diversely applied—psychoanalytic treatment.

Educational Objectives:  At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the central role of curiosity as an antidote to cultural ignorance and insensitivity and be able to cultivate such curiosity in themselves and in their patients.
2. Recognize pitfalls and breakdowns that can occur in diversity-related explorations and find ways to use these in the service of the restoration of open, constructive dialogue. 

Anton H. Hart, PhD, FABP, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City. A member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), he is the recently appointed Chair of APsaA’s Department of Education’s Diversities Section. A Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis, he supervises at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He teaches in the Department of Psychology at Mt. Sinai/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. He has published papers on issues of mutuality, disruption and safety and has work in press on issues of diversity and racism. He served as Associate Co-producer for the film, “Black Psychoanalysts Speak,” in which he was also featured. He is a Co-Founder of the White Institute’s Study Group on Race and Psychoanalysis. He is writing a book, to be published by Routledge, entitled, Beyond Oaths or Codes: Toward Relational Psychoanalytic Ethics. He is in full-time private practice in New York City

9:00 am – 1:00 pm/ 4 cmes*
Lewis and Clark College – Miller 105
$150 regular price / $135  members/ $75 Residents-Interns

*meets the diversity credit requirement for OPBE

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. 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 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Contact: [email protected]