“Addressing Sociocultural Context in Psychotherapy from a Psychoanalytic Perspective,” Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.

Wednesday Night Lecture: March 5

1.5 Continuing Education Credits (Sponsored by Div. 39 APA)

  • RIAPP Members: No charge
  • Non-members: $20 at the door
  • Grad Student/Psychiatry Resident: Complimentary with ID

This presentation highlights psychoanalytic understandings of sociocultural context in psychotherapy, and calls for a systematic inclusion of cultural competence as a core emphasis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  Specific approaches to cultural competence in practice, such as the recognition of social oppression and the complexity of cultural identifications, will be discussed.

Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology at Boston College, and in independent practice in Cambridge, MA. Her research concerns acculturation, race, and mental health issues among immigrant and ethnic minority communities. She presents nationally and has published numerous articles and book chapters culturally informed psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Program Description

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Date(s) - March 5, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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