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Seminar: Usha Tummala-Narra on Racial Trauma and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
April 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Knight Science Journalism Program is excited to welcome Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Research Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Director of Community-Based Education at the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University, for a seminar on racial trauma and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Her presentation will focus on the experience and impact of racial trauma, with a particular focus on racism faced by South Asian Americans. Dr. Tummala-Narra will describe the mental health consequences of racism and colonization on racial minorities. As there are gaps in clinical theory regarding the exploration of race and culture in psychodynamic psychotherapy, her presentation will also concern psychoanalytic understandings of sociocultural context in psychotherapy, focusing on a framework for the systematic inclusion of cultural competence as a core emphasis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In applying this framework, there will be a special emphasis on exploring race and identity among immigrants and the 2nd generation in U.S. society.
Please contact Learning and Events Coordinator Claire Sadar if you are interested in attending.