2010 PSPP Spring Meeting | Psychoanalysis and the Art of Community Engagement: Immigration, the Psychological Origins of a Hate Crime, and Other Uses of Psychoanalysis Beyond the Consulting Room

  • 27 Mar 2010
  • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Swarthmore College, Science Center, Room 101

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  • *Early career professionals are those who are within three years of graduating with their doctorate or other professional degree.

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2010 PSPP SPRING MEETING
Program
 
Co-sponsored by Swarthmore College Counseling and Psychological Services
 
Presenter:  Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D.
 
Title:  Psychoanalysis and the Art of Community Engagement: Immigration, the Psychological Origins of a Hate Crime, and Other Uses of Psychoanalysis Beyond the Consulting Room
 
Program Description 
Dr. Ricardo Ainslie’s presentation will be organized around two themes: immigration and the psychology of a hate crime and its impact on a community.
 
Morning Session
This portion will explore the psychology of immigration through clinical case material as well as through Dr. Ainslie’s ethnographic and film work in which he engages the immigrant experience.  Much of this work will draw from psychoanalytic theorists such as Winnicott, Volkan, and Akhtar, among others.  He will also screen his 30-minute film, Looking North: Mexican Images of Immigration, to help us understand some of the inner voices that immigrants carry with them when they leave home.
 
Afternoon Session
This portion of the presentation will focus on the 1998 murder of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas. Byrd was dragged to death behind a pickup truck by white supremacists, a hate crime that shook the nation. This presentation will explore the impact of the crime on the East Texas community where it occurred as well as the psychology of Bill King, presently on Texas’ Death Row for masterminding the crime.  King is the subject of Dr. Ainslie’s 2004 award-winning book Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder in Jasper, Texas.
 
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify cultural mourning and other dimensions of the psychology of immigration.
2. Analyze how immigrants use cultural elements in a variety of ways, including within the clinical setting.
3. Describe the psychology of individuals who commit hate crimes.
4. Explain the broader social impact of hate crimes on communities. 
5. Apply the richness of psychoanalytic concepts to socio-cultural experiences.
 
About the Presenter
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Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D.
Dr. Ricardo Ainslie’s work involves a hybrid methodology that draws from psychoanalysis, ethnography, and documentary forms of inquiry to explore a variety of social and cultural topics, such as immigration, communities affected by social change, ethnic conflict, and hate crimes.  He uses books, documentary films, and photographic exhibits to capture and depict his subjects. In 2002 the Texas Psychological Association recognized him with its “Outstanding Contribution to Science” award, and in 2009 the APA’s Division of Psychoanalysis recognized his work with its “Science Award.” Ricardo Ainslie was inducted into the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters in 2006.
 
Dr. Ricardo Ainslie is a native of Mexico City, Mexico. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin where he is also affiliate faculty at the Center for Mexican American Studies, the American Studies Program, and the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. He is ABPP in Psychoanalysis and affiliate faculty at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. He also maintains a private practice in psychology and psychoanalysis in Austin.
 
Professional endorsements for Dr. Ainslie
“Rico Ainslie is a trail blazer and a model for all of us in his way of engaging urgent social problems psychoanalytically. His low keyed and modest demeanor belies the boldness and incisiveness of his work. His presentation is not to be missed”
Neil Altman, Ph.D., Author, The Analyst in the Inner City: Race, Class and Culture through a Psychoanalytic Lens.  Second edition.

“Rico Ainslie's work is remarkable: he takes us inside the reality of human suffering, and exposes the human predicament which lies at the margins of our culture. In the process, he links depth psychology to social activism, and expands our empathy and concern.”
Sue Grand, Ph.D., Author, The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective and The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude.
 
Registration Fees and Policies

PSPP members       $105
Non-members        $115
ECPs*/Candidates  $80
Retired                 $50
Graduate Students $25
 
*Early career professionals are those who are within three years of graduating with their doctorate or other professional degree. 
 
Online registration is available at the PSPP website http://www.pspp.org/ through March 25, 2010.  Following this date participants may register at the door. 

Policy Notes
Fees are listed per person. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.  Refunds in full, less a $10 administrative fee, will be made with written request up to 24 hours before the program.  Division 39 and PSPP are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in their continuing education activities. Participants with special needs will be accommodated if possible. For any questions or other concerns regarding access, confidentiality, privacy, ethics or other issues, contact Jeanne Seitler, Psy.D., 10 Wilsey Square, Suite 300, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450, 201.670.4044, jseitler@gmail.com. Dr. Seitler may be contacted on the day of the program at 215.908.0282.
 
Location and Parking

Swarthmore College 

Science Center, Room 101 (Presentation)
Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room (Lunch)
Dupont Parking Lot (Parking) 
Printable Swarthmore College Map with Directions to Dupont Parking Lot

Swarthmore College is located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The college is just a 30-minute drive from Philadelphia.

Directions to Swarthmore’s Dupont Parking Lot
 
From the NORTH (New Jersey Turnpike or I-95)
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 6 (I-276 West/Pennsylvania Turnpike). Follow I-276 West to Exit 20 (I-476 South, towards Philadelphia/Chester). Take I-476 South to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At bottom of exit ramp, follow sign for Swarthmore by turning left onto Baltimore Pike. (Directions continue below)

From the SOUTH (I-95)
Follow I-95 North to Exit 7 (in Pennsylvania), I-476 North/Plymouth Meeting. Take I-476 to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the sign for Swarthmore by turning right onto Baltimore Pike. (Directions continue below)

From the EAST (via the Pennsylvania Turnpike)
From Exit 333, Norristown, follow signs for I-476 South. Stay on I-476 approximately 17 miles to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the signs to Swarthmore by turning left onto Baltimore Pike. (Directions continue below)

From the WEST (via the Pennsylvania Turnpike)
From Exit 326, Valley Forge, Take I-76 East, Schuylkill Expressway, about 4 miles to I-476 South. Take I-476 approximately 12 miles to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the signs to Swarthmore by turning left onto Baltimore Pike. (Directions continue below)

Stay in the right lane and in less than 1/4-mile turn right onto Route 320 South. At the first light turn right to stay on 320. At the next light turn right onto College Avenue. On College Avenue take your first right onto Cedar Lane. At the next stop sign turn left onto Elm Avenue. Turn left onto Whittier Place, marked by stone pillars. Proceed to the end of Whittier Place and turn right into the Dupont parking lot.

Directions by Train
The R3 Elwyn is a 3 zone stop ride from Center City to the Swarthmore station. From there walk under the tracks then up the big hill to Parrish Hall. Walk beyond Parrish by hiking through the building or going around it to the left and proceeding approximately 250 yards to the Science Center.
 
Swarthmore College’s campus maps:
Interactive map:  
http://www.swarthmore.edu/campusmap/

PDF version:
http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitordash/campus_map.pdf

 
Program Schedule
8:45 – 9:15    Registration and continental breakfast
9:15 – 12:00  Introduction by Dr. David Ramirez
                     Presentation by Dr. Rico Ainslie
                     (15 minute break at 10:45 am)
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch (included)
1:00 – 3:30    Presentation by Dr. Ricardo Ainslie
 
Participants
This program is intended for mental health professionals. The instructional level is intermediate.
 
Continuing Education
Psychologists and Social Workers: This program is offered for 5 continuing education credits (5.0 CE).  Participants must attend 100% of the program. Upon completion of a conference evaluation form, a certificate will be issued. This serves as documentation of attendance for all participants. Psychologists will have their participation registered through Division 39. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists and Social Workers.  Division 39 maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  PSPP and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in strict conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. 

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