Exploring the Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Understanding of African American Youth, Social Justice, and Violence in America by Nakia M. Hamlett, Ph.D.

Abstract:
The American legacy of racism, fear, and cultural marginalization continues to negatively impact the lives and outcomes of young African American males. The aim of this presentation is to highlight the psychological characteristics and therapeutic needs of African American males framed within a larger socioeconomic, political, and cultural context.

Learning Objectives:
1. Outline the ways in which institutional and historic forms of cultural marginalization, racism, and prejudice impact African American youth and families.
2. Delineate conceptual models of racial and social identity development specific to African American males.
3. Explicate the implications of trauma exposure on the cultural, identity, and psychic development in African American males.
4. Plan and implement more culturally-sensitive and developmentally appropriate interventions for African American males.

Biography:
Dr. Hamlett received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The University at Albany, State University of New York and also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Hamlett treats children, young adults, and families.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - October 7, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Central Congregational Church
296 Angell Street (Diman Street entrance)
Providence, Rhode Island

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