The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 11 June 2022

WHITENESS. A PROBLEM OF OUR TIME

Helen Morgan

Times: 10:15 - 12:45

This presentation is rooted in the assumption that the problem of racism is a problem of whiteness and that an examination of this construct of whiteness needs to be central to seeking a solution. The colour-blind approach and the silencing process of disavowal that develops in childhood are means of maintaining white privilege. The work required of whiteness and the letting go of privilege is essential if we are to dismantle the system of racism that is so embedded within our society. I argue this is no altruistic endeavour but that, whilst clearly doing untold harm to black people, such a system also limits and distorts the development of white individuals and the society in which we are citizens.

Helen Morgan: is a Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and a training analyst for the British Jungian Analytic Association within the BPF. Her background is in therapeutic communities with adolescents and in adult mental health. She was chair of the British Association of Psychotherapists from 2004 - 2008 and chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council from 2015-18. She has written a number of papers on racism and is the author of the book "The Work of Whiteness. A Psychoanalytic Perspective" (2021).

APPLICATION DETAILS

This lecture will take place at The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS (www.bmi.org.uk).

The cost for each lecture is 50.00 for WMIP members and 60.00 for non-WMIP members.

Please note that we are now offering a discount of 50% to trainee psychotherapists and other full-time trainees (proof of student/trainee membership is required). Please refer to the attached application form for further information on fees.

Bookings should ideally be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.

PAYMENT DETAILS

Please make BACS payments as follows:

Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
(Please use your name as a reference)

Payment by Cheque:

All cheques should be made payable to "The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy" and sent to:
Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

For further details and queries contact:

Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee,
telephone: 07789 545908, email: aptc@wmip.org

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