PINC Visiting Scholar Chanda Griffin

Who's On My Couch: BIPOC Subjectivity and the Climate Crisis

Chanda D. Griffin, LCSW

Saturday Feb 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This presentation addresses clinical aspects of the relation of BIPOC subjects to the climate crisis

flyerAre psychoanalytic theories regarding the environment and the climate crises expansive enough to apply to the BIPOC psyche? This presentation centers BIPOC subjectivity within a historical and current relational context with the natural environment, white supremacist culture and capitalism. Referring to black spatial and environmental scholarship, feminist writings, and art, the presenter offers clinical examples that explores competing ontological anxieties for the BIPOC patient and the dialectic between protecting the body/mind and the environment.

CE Credits offered: 2

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  1. describe the BIPOC subject's historical and current relationship to the environmental crisis
  2. discuss the relationship between the eco-crisis and anti-blackness
  3. describe a BIPOC-centered perspective regarding eco-criticism and psychoanalysis – 415-288-4050 — 530 Bush St, Suite 703, SF CA USA —

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February 17th, 2024 10:00 AM
Online via Zoom (Pacific Time Zone)
United States
Event Fee(s)
General Admission $ 20.00
Members (free) $ 0.00
CE Credits (2) $ 20.00