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Clinical Conference: Melanie Suchet, PhD Exploring Race from the Inside

  • 06 Feb 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • New Haven Lawn Club


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Melanie Suchet, PhD

Exploring Race from the Inside

The Speaker

Melanie Suchet is clinical Associate Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Faculty member at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. She is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and a contributing editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She is recipient of Division 39’s 2016 Scholarship award. Her private practice is in Manhattan. 

Dr. Suchet  is the originator and co-editor of Relational Psychoanalysis: Volume 3 dedicated to bringing to the fore newer ideas, especially political and social issues. She is co-editor of the Routledge book series Psyche and Soul. She works on the edges of psychoanalysis, attempting to bring into the center what has been excluded and dissociated. Her interests also lie in the analyst’s subjectivity, and specifically in the subject positions the analyst holds with respect to race, class, gender and sexuality. 


Dr Suchet writes:  “In exploring race from the inside, I hope  to be able to facilitate a way to investigate race as it lives inside us all. I will work to provide an open, nonjudgmental frame so that an interactive process can emerge. Topics to be explored will be differentiating racism from racialized experiences; exploring different forms of racism; understanding the dynamics behind racism, and providing ways to manage charged racial situations. In a multifaceted approach, I will present videos, clinical case material and means for individualized responses to the material.”

Learning Objectives
1.  To be able to gain racial awareness, identifying one's own racial identity and how that manifests in the clinical situation.

2.  To distinguish different forms of racism, how they may present and how to be aware of unconscious forms of racism.

3.  To explore how racial enactments develop in clinical situations.

Recommended Readings

Suchet, M (2010). Face to Face. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 20: 158-171.

Suchet, M. (2007) Unraveling Whiteness.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues 17: 867-866.


The New Haven Lawn Club

193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

Conference Schedule

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30 – 12:30 Presentation


The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.

Continuing Education

This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at

Pay online or mail checks to Conference Registrar, Carrie Christensen, LCSW, 441 Orange St #5, New Haven, CT 06511

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Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Carrie Christensen, LCSW, is contacted by Monday February 1, 2015.

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