The PSPP Fall Program will explore themes of collective trauma through the lens of Ricardo Ainslie’s evocative documentary “The Mark of War.” Thoughtful discussion from Reggie Jones and Ricardo Ainslie following a viewing of the film will distill themes of collective traumatization and surface ties between past and present responses to community-level threats. Small group discussions will explore how to make use of own subjectivity, distress and all, to stay curious, available, and connected to our patients and one another.




Reggie Jones (she/her/hers) is currently the Associate Dean of Health & Wellness at Bryn Mawr College (BMC). Prior to becoming the dean, Reggie was the Director of the Counseling Service at BMC for 14 years. She maintains a small private practice where she provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and consultation. Reggie has conducted and co-facilitated numerous workshops/trainings and consults with youth serving organizations on increasing their anti-racist literacy and making their spaces more trauma informed, queer affirming, and healing centered.

Reggie is also a part-time lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. A feminist, anti-oppressive social work lens frames her teaching. Empowering future social workers to interrogate what is believed to be known and cultivate curiosity to reclaim subjugated knowledge and alternative narratives/histories is foundational to her teaching pedagogy.

Ricardo Ainslie is a psychologist-psychoanalyst who uses books, documentary films, and photographic exhibits to capture and depict subjects of social and cultural interest. A native of Mexico City, he teaches at the University of Texas at Austin where he holds the M.K. Hage Centennial Professorship in Education. His books include No Dancin’ In Anson: An American Story of Race and Social Change (1995); The Psychology of Twinship (1997); Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder In Jasper, Texas (2004); and The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War (2013). His films include The Mark of War (2018); Crossover: A Story of Desegregation (1999); Looking North: Mexican Images of Immigration (2006); Ya Basta! Kidnapped in Mexico (2007); and The Mystery of Consciousness (2009).

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