Workshop on: Cultural influences on Identity and Relationships.

Presented by the Couple Therapy Program, Training Institute for Mental Health with Collaboration of Section I, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association

A very special aspect of our Workshop is that it features presenters originally from Nigeria, and working professionally in the USA and Psychoanalysts with International experience from Section I, Div. 39, APA along with TI faculty who will elucidate their perspectives on the cultural, clinical and psychodynamic issues illustrated by the film.  

11:00 AM: Welcome & Introduction
                by Albert J. Brok, PhD, CGP & Ellen Gussaroff, PhD, LCSW
11:30 AM: Film screening
1:00 PM: Break Refreshments
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM: Presentations and Discussion
                                  Joel Idowu , MD
                                  Adaobi Iheduru, PsyD
                                  Jude Aguwa, PhD
Additional commentary:
Delverlon Hall, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Director, Couple Therapy Training, TIMH
Alcia Jackson Peterkin, LMSW, 4th Year Psychoanalytic Candidate, TIMH

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize differences and better deal with clinical implications between internalized cultural structures and conflictual developmental dynamics.
2. Define five kinds of identity states: Diffuse, Achieved. Foreclosed, Moratorium (James Marcia, 1993) and Reworked (Brok, 2016).
3. Clarify the clinical distinction between identity states underlying a capacity of “having a mind of one’s own” and internalized cultural normative structures blocking autonomous self-development.
4. Distinguish between the dynamics of “Privacy” and “Secrecy” in couple relations.

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