Psychological Resilience and Vulnerability Managing Racism Among Black Family Members: Considerations from Psychodynamic Perspectives in Psychotherapy

Weekend Conference October 1-3, 2021 will be distance learning via Zoom videoconference platform


Program Date(s):

October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Weekend Overview

The course will use lecture, large group discussion, small group/GAM group discussion, case presentation and discussion and informal discussion to achieve the course objectives.

Friday 10:00am – 6:10 pm EST

Saturday 9:45 am – 6:20pm EST

Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00pm EST

Schedules, reading lists, and educational objectives will be provided.

Beverley Greene, PhD, ABPP

Beverly Green, PhD, ABPP is a Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University, and a practicing clinical psychologist in New York City. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey.Dr. Greene is the author of over one hundred scholarly publications of which twelve have received national awards for making significant and distinguished contributions to psychological literature. She is also the recipient of 40 national awards for distinguished contributions in scholarship, teaching and mentoring, leadership, service and advocacy in the form of longstanding pioneering professional contributions to the development of greater understandings of the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation and social marginalization in psychotherapy and the development of multiple identity/intersectional paradigms.

Her groundbreaking theoretical formulations have forcefully advocated for the deepening of competencies in working toward the greater integration of psychological theory, research, practice and social justice and her work provides a public health framework for understanding and providing mental health services to many of society’s most marginalized members.

Kirkland Vaughans, PhD

dr Vaughans

Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy and co-editor of the two-volume book, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. He is a senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, where he also serves as the Director of the Derner/Hempstead Child Clinic. He is also a visiting faculty member and Honorary Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). Dr. Vaughans is a retired school psychologist and the former Regional Director of the New Hope Guild Centers for Child Mental Health of Brooklyn. He is an active member of the Research Council of the New York City Young Men’s Initiative, the chairman of the board for The Harlem Family Institute: a Multicultural Psychoanalytic Training Institute and a board member of the International Psychotherapy Institute. Dr. Vaughans has been a guest presenter at a number of IPI Conferences including the October, 2020 weekend conference, Be Thoughtful and Act:Confronting Systemic Racism Inside and Outside Our Minds, the April, 2019 weekend conference, Slavery Embodied: The Psychological Consequences of its Legacy in Our Culture Today for Children of Color, the March, 2020 Master Speaker presentation, Shame in the Life of African-American Adolescent Boys, and a one-day conference for IPI Metro, Washington DC, Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm, February 18, 2017.




Full Conference:

$497 up to 21 days in advance; $517 thereafter

*Full members: $359

*Associate members: $410

Full time students: $150

Saturday One Day (morning and afternoon): $150

Saturday Morning only: $45

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Continuing Education Credit Hours

Weekend Conference:

14.5 CE/CME credits

Saturday One Day:

6 CE/CME credits

Saturday Morning only:

2.5 CE/CME credits

Program Chair

Karen Sherwood, LCSW-C and Anne Taylor LCSW

Karen Sherwood, LCSW-C, is in private practice in Gaithersburg, MD where she currently works via zoom during COVID with adolescents, adults, and couples in both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.  She is a graduate of the International Institute of Psychoanalysis Training (IIPT) and the Two-Year Core Program at IPI.  In addition, she completed three years in the Fellows Program and Couple Therapy seminars at IPI.  Karen is a graduate of the Washington School of Psychiatry’s Supervision program and provides clinical supervision. She is a Faculty Member of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) National and a former co-chair of IPI DC-Metro where she remains on the Steering Committee.  Karen enjoys working with complex and diverse patients.


Anne Taylor, LCSW is a Psychoanalyst with a background in Nursing, Social Work, and Couples Therapy. She is trained in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Imago Couples Therapy. Anne is frequently a guest lecturer on issues related to psychotherapy and couples therapy at Universities in the Indianapolis area. An IPI faculty member since 2015, she was the chair of the International Psychotherapy Institute in Indianapolis from 2012-2015 and 2020-present. Anne has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 20 years.

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Membership Benefits

Become a member of IPI at the “Associate Member PLUS”, or “Full Member PLUS” level and you will receive an IPI Zoom Pro account as one of your member benefits. Associate and Full Members also receive discounted registration fees for most of IPI’s events, a subscription to PEP Web, the online psychoanalytic library, and other benefits depending on membership level.

HIPAA compliant Zoom video accounts are provided for all IPI Associate Member Plus and Full Member Plus memberships. IPI has a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Zoom, which provides a HIPAA compliant platform for our accounts. HIPPA compliance is strongly recommended for all internet-mediated clinical work and clinical teaching. The “PLUS” add-on to the IPI membership gives the user the ability to host online meetings with multiple people at the same time. [Current members can upgrade to the “Plus” account and only pay the difference in price from your current membership level.]

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Continuing Education Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychotherapy Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.