In their seminal work, Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans, David Eng and Shinhee Han describe the impact of living in a white dominated society on Asian American identity formation. Racial melancholia and racial dissociation are 2 strategies that have been deployed to manage the affects and losses that result from acculturation and racialization.
In this class, we will study the work of Eng and Han and elaborate upon concepts such as melancholia, dissociation, whiteness, Winnicott’s idea of the True Self/False Self, self states, trauma, splitting, rupture and repair.
We will use personal and clinical examples to deepen our understanding of these ideas.
A daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Sandra Park, MD (she/her) is interested in applying psychoanalytic principles to understand the impact of race and culture on development and the therapeutic dyad. Dr. Park is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, a voluntary faculty member at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and in full-time private practice in New York City. She has created and taught courses on racial dynamics at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training and the Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. A recipient of several teaching awards at both Cornell and Columbia, she has written on the topics of race and racial identity.
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Course fees are split between instructors and the Center. We believe in valuing the time and work of our instructors. The fees to Center support operating costs for current and future programming. At this time, our non-teaching staff are volunteers.
Due to the size of the courses (8 participants), your presence is important so we hope that you make every effort to attend class. And, life happens.
However, there will be no recordings of sessions. We want to encourage participants to feel at ease to share personal and/or clinical material.
We want to offer a space for Asian / Asian American clinicians to be, to learn, to question, to create, and to support one another. And, from this space, our hope is that we can have more nuanced conversations and in depth explorations of the intersection of Asian subjectivities and psychoanalysis.
Our one time events are open to all. And, in the future, we might offer courses for non-Asian clinicians.
If you need to withdraw from enrollment, full refund will be given to up to 2 weeks prior to class start minus a processing fee of $25. If withdrawn with less than 2 weeks of start of class, you will be charged at $50 processing fee.
No refunds once classes begin or for missed classes. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
In the event that the Center has to cancel a course, full refund will be provided.
Barring extenuating circumstances, participants in TAACP’s courses agree to attend all sessions, arriving on time for the entire duration of class.
As classes are online, ensure that you are in a quiet and private space that allows for both audio and video to be on.
Classes are small to encourage dialogue. We encourage you to “take” your share of talking time and listening time.
Keep other participants’ experience and clinical information confidential.
All involved with TAACP (staff, volunteers, faculty, participants, guests) are expected to interact with each other with respect.
Issues that arise will be first discussed / addressed with the immediate folks involved and can be progressed to include faculty and/or TAACP’s administration.
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