Jour fixe im Juni

29.05.2014

Mo, 23.06.2014, 18:15
Im Moore 21, Raum A310

Fakhry Davids (London):
Internal Racism

The concept of internal racism arose out of a need to make sense of a paralysis of functioning, accompanied by a pull to political correctness, that often arises when clinician and patient are from different cultural or racial groups. This is linked to unconscious guilt associated with internal racism, which I see as a universal feature of the human mind. I begin with a clinical example illustrating the paralysis, and give a critique of positions that attribute such breakdown in therapeutic communication to the inapplicability of psychoanalysis in non-Western contexts. Instead, I show how an understanding of racist mechanisms in the mind can shed light on the problem. I outline the theory of internal racism, by which a relationship between self and “racial” other is installed in the mind, and show, clinically, the complex terrain on which this relation is located. I conclude with a developmental perspective.

Fakhry Davids M.Sc. is a psychoanalyst in full-time clinical practice in London. He is Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, and Board Member, PCCA (Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities), a German charity that works with the psychological aftermath of mass atrocities. He is Visiting Lecturer, Tavistock Clinic and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College, London.

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