BPSI Resources on Race, Equity, Diversity, and Otherness

Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Voices

As one of many initiatives to fulfill BPSI’s Anti-Racism Commitment we offer this Resource Page to our colleagues and the public, in hopes of promoting reflection, dialogue, and psychoanalytic scholarship to address the problems of systemic racism.

We thank the many colleagues contributing to this Resources Page. In particular we thank the APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities, whose resources list provided the base and inspiration for our BPSI Resources project. We thank Veronica Davis, BPSI’s Hanns Sachs Librarian and Archivist, for her invaluable work.

We envision this as an evolving Resources list being updated regularly, and we invite and welcome your suggestions. While the initial contributions are focused on race, we intend to build the list to include more resources on diversities and otherness. Please tell us your ideas here or by writing to Veronica Davis at library@bpsi.org. You may also write to any member of the BPSI Leadership Team: Jack Foehl, Catherine Kimble, Ruth Holly Housman, Donna Fromberg, or Carole Nathan.

Updated Sept 1, 2022

What is New?

Barister, L. (2022). Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity. edited by Leezah Hertzmann and Juliet Newbigin. Abingdon: Routledge, 358pp.

Savin-Williams, R. C. (2021). Bi: Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid, and Nonbinary Youth. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Winograd, B. (2022, Jan 6). Making “Black Psychoanalysts Speak”: “Psyche on Campus” blog post, in which Basia Winograd discusses her experience of making the film, Black Psychoanalysts Speak.

Opening Doors: Race, Conversation, and Song. Music and Interview Series hosted by Alastair Moock and presented in collaboration with the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church Anti-Racism Team. [Click here to watch the videos of past shows. Next Show: Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 with Dom Flemons].

New Psychoanalytic Papers (2022)

Available from the BPSI library

  • Cereijido, M. (2022). Challenging Prejudice and Embracing Change. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 19:257-259. DOI 10.1002/aps.1756
  • Adams, C. (2022). Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Psychosocial Dimensions of Adversity among Black Youth. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 21:108-124. DOI 10.1080/15289168.2022.2069452
  • Bryant, V. (2022). Standing at the Water’s Edge: Manymothers in African American Culture. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 21:125-139. DOI 10.1080/15289168.2022.2066916
  • Dennis, E. (2022). The Paranoid-Schizoid Position and Envious Attacks on the Black Other. Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context 17:141-153. DOI: 10.1080/24720038.2021.1977306
  • Stephens, M. (2022). Relational Racialization and Segregated Whiteness. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 32:114-120. DOI 10.1080/10481885.2022.2033547
  • Brown, C. (2022). Dem Belly Full But We Hungry: Culinary Spaces and Black Masculinity. Attachment: New Directions in Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 16:24-36. DOI 10.33212/att.v16n1.2022.24
  • McCann, M. & Tudor, K. (2022). Unintentional Racial Microaggressions and the Social Unconscious. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 19:202-216. DOI:10.1002/aps.1753
  • Tummala-Narra, P. (2022). Can We Decolonize Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice?. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 32:3, 217-234. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2022.2058326
  • Olarte, S.W. and Lenz, R. (2022). Learning to Do Psychoanalytic Therapy with an Inner City Population. Psychodynamic Psychiatry 50: 77-85. DOI 10.1521/pdps.2022.50.1.77
  • Levine, L. (2022). Interrogating Race, Shame and Mutual Vulnerability: Overlapping and Interlapping Waves of Relation. Psychoanalytic Dialigues 32: 99-113. DOI 10.1080/10481885.2022.2033546
  • Alleyne, A. (2022). Shame and its Vicissitudes. Psychoanalytic Inquiry DOI: 10.1080/07351690.2022.2080431
  • Botticelli, S. (2022). Writing as Queer Practice and Pleasure. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(3): 603-606. DOI: 10.1177/00030651221109924
  • Emanuel, C. (2022). A White and Nondisabled Psychoanalyst: Owning Racism and Ableism in the Clinical Process. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 17(2): 181-195. DOI: 10.1080/24720038.2022.2039153
  • Hart, A. (2022). Neutrality as a “White Lie”: Discussion of Gabbard, Holmes, and Portugues. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2): 335-349. doi:10.1177/00030651221096686
    • Gabbard, G.O. (2022). The Decline and Fall of Neutrality in Psychoanalytic Discourse. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2): 309-315. doi:10.1177/00030651221094623
    • Holmes, D.E. (2022). Neutrality Is Not Neutral. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2): 317-322. doi:10.1177/00030651221094340
    • Portuges, S.H. (2022). Psychoanalytic Neutrality, Race, and Racism. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 70(2):323-334. doi:10.1177/00030651221097717

Psychoanalytic Papers (2020-2021)

Available from the BPSI library

  • Crane, L.S. (2020). Invisible: A Mixt Asian Woman’s Efforts to See and Be Seen in Psychoanalysis. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 21(2): 127-135. DOI: 10.1080/15240657.2020.1760028
  • Adams, C.J. (2021). Black Youth: Self-making, Creativity and the Assertion of Hybrid Black Identities. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 59-76. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859268
  • Ashraf, D. (2021). A Conversation about Implicit Armor and Racial Identity. Psychoanalysis Today, 14: https://www.psychoanalysis.today/en-GB/PT-Articles/Ashraf161794/A-Conversation-about-Implicit-Armor-and-Racial-Ide.aspx
  • Archangelo, A. & O’Loughlin, M. (2021) Exploring Racial Formation in Children: Thoughts from an Encounter with Black Children in Brazil. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 20(3): 215-229. DOI: 10.1080/15289168.2021.1950485
  • Bass, A. (2021). Murderous Racism as Normal Psychosis: The Case of Dylann Roof. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 291–313. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211013539 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Blechner, M.J. (2020) Racism and Psychoanalysis: How They Affect One Another. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3): 245-254. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1756133
  • Burch, B. (2021). Engaging the Whitewashed Countertransference: Race Unexpectedly Appears for Therapy. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 28-37. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863079
  • Caflisch, J. (2020) “When Reparation Is Felt to Be Impossible”: Persecutory Guilt and Breakdowns in Thinking and Dialogue about Race. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(5): 578-594. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1797402
  • Cardenal, M. (2021). Special Time: Working with Street Children. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 520. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926795
  • Gaztambide, D. J. (2021). What Is the Value of a Vote? Or Black and Latinx Communities as Part-Object. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 122-124. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863086
  • González, F.J. & Rachael Peltz, R. (2021). Community Psychoanalysis: Collaborative Practice as Intervention. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 409-427. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926788
  • Hart, A. (2020). Principles For Teaching Issues Of Diversity In A Psychoanalytic Context. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1760084 (see this and other Latest Articles on race and diversity published online by Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Aug 2020).
  • Hartman, S. (2020). Binded by the White: A Discussion of “Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 317-324. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744965
  • Holmes, D. E. (2021). “I Do Not Have a Racist Bone in My Body”: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on What is Lost and Not Mourned in Our Culture’s Persistent Racism. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 237–258. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211009518 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Jones, A.L. (2020). A Black Woman as an American Analyst: Some Observations From One Woman’s Life Over Four Decades. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 21(2): 77-84. DOI:10.1080/15240657.2020.1760013
  • Knoblauch, S.H. (2020). Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 299-316. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744966
  • Knoblauch, S. H. (2020). Beyond Racial Visibility and Invisible: Reply to Hartman and Sheehi. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 331-335. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744967
  • Merson, M. (2021). The Whiteness Taboo: Interrogating Whiteness in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 13-27, DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863092
  • Moss, D. (2021). On Having Whiteness. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 355–371. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211008507 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Patel, P. & Graham, T.M. (2021). A Psychoanalysis for the Black Vertically Infected HIV-Positive Adolescent. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 514-515. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926798
  • Powell, D.R. (2021). Race Matters in Psychoanalytic Education. Psychoanalysis Today, 14: https://www.psychoanalysis.today/en-GB/PT-Articles/Powell139922/Race-Matters-in-Psychoanalytic-Education.aspx
  • Powell, D.R. (2020). From the Sunken Place to the Shitty Pace: The Film Get Out, Psychic Emancipation and Modern Race Relations from a Psychodynamic Clinical Perspective. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89(3), 415-445. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2020.1767486
  • Reynoso, J.S. (2021) The Racist Within. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 90(1): 49-76. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2021.1850143
  • Rudden, M.G. (2021). Systemic Racism and Othering within Government Agencies: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Environmental Injustice in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 90-104. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859292
  • Shah, D. (2020) Dangerous Territory: Racist Moments in the Psychoanalytic Space. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89(3): 399-413. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2020.1766935
  • Sheehi, L. (2020). The Reality Principle: Fanonian Undoing, Unlearning, and Decentering: A Discussion of “Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 325-330. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744972
  • Slevin, M. (2021). Of Being and Becoming: Psychoanalysis, Race and Class in an Urban ER. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 77-89. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859295
  • Slobodin, O. & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2021). “Keeping Culture in Mind”: Relational Thinking and the Bedouin Community. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 450-467. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1925284
  • Stephens, M. (2020). Getting Next to Ourselves: The Interpersonal Dimensions of Double-Consciousness. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3), 201-225. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1776095
  • Stoute, B. J. (2021). Black Rage: The Psychic Adaptation to the Trauma of Oppression. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 259–290. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211014207 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
  • Stoute, B.J & Slevin, M. (2021). Introduction – African American Children in the World of Structural Racism: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 44-46. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859297
  • Suslovic, B. (2020) Mitigating racial loneliness as transformative psychoanalytic work. Psychoanalytic Culture and Society (25), 480–489 DOI: 10.1057/s41282-020-00175-4
  • Vaughans, K.C. (2021). Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 47-58. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859300 https://doi.org/10.1080/00797308.2020.1859300
  • Woods, A. (2020). The work before us: Whiteness and the psychoanalytic institute. Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 25, 230–249. DOI: 10.1057/s41282-019-00155-3



Abel, E., Christian, B., & Moglen, H. (2006). Female subjects in black and white: Race, psychoanalysis, feminism.

Adams, M. V. (1996). The multicultural imagination: Race, color, and the unconscious.

Akhtar, S. (2014). The African American experience: Psychoanalytic perspectives. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Altman, N. (1995). The Analyst in the Inner City:  Race, Class, and Culture through a Psychoanalytic Lens.

Aron, L., & Starr, K. E. (2013). A psychotherapy for the people: Toward a progressive psychoanalysis.

American Psychological Association. (1993). Violence & youth: Psychology’s response. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Anderson, C. (2017). White Rage. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Belkin, M., & White, C. (2020). Intersectionality and relational psychoanalysis: New perspectives on race, gender, and sexuality. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Berzoff, J., Flanagan L.M., Hertz, P. (2011). Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic clinical theory and psychopathology in contemporary multicultural contexts. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Brickman, C. (2018). Race in psychoanalysis: Aboriginal populations in the mind. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Bulhan, H. A. (1985). Frantz Fanon and the psychology of oppression. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Chatelaine, K. L., & Levine, N. (1992). Good me, bad me, not me: Harry Stack Sullivan: an introduction to his thought.

Chude-Sokei, L. (2022). Floating in a Most Peculiar Way: A Memoir. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Davids, M. F. (2011). Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Eng, D. L. (2019). Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Fanon, F. (2008). Black skin, white masks. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Gaztambide, D. J. (2020). A people’s history of psychoanalysis. From Freud to liberation psychology. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Gherovici, P. & Christian, C. (2019). Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, class, and the unconscious. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Chatelaine, K. L., & Levine, N. (1992). Good me, bad me, not me: Harry Stack Sullivan: an introduction to his thought.

Herzog, D. (2018). Cold war Freud: Psychoanalysis in an age of catastrophes.  [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Jacoby, R. (1986). The repression of psychoanalysis: Otto Fenichel and the political Freudians.  [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Keval, N. (2016). Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern.

Kovel, J., & Ward, I. (1988). White racism: A psychohistory.

Lane, C. (1998). The psychoanalysis of race. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Layton, L., Hollander, N. C., & Gutwill, S. (2006). Psychoanalysis, class and politics: Encounters in the clinical setting.

Layton, L., & Leavy-Sperounis, M. (2020). Toward a social psychoanalysis: Culture, character, and normative unconscious processes. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Lythcott-Haims, J. (2018). Real American: A Memoir. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Poussaint, A. F., & Alexander, A. (2000). Lay my burden down: Unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Ramos-Zayas, A. Y. (2012). Street therapists: Race, affect, and neoliberal personhood in Latino Newark. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Ryan, J. (2017). Class and psychoanalysis: Landscapes of inequality.

Savin-Williams, R. C. (2021). Bi: Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid, and Nonbinary Youth. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Sklarew, B., Twenlow, S.W., Wilkinson, S.M. (2004). Analysts in the Trenches: Streets, Schools, War Zones. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Taylor, P., Alcoff, L., Anderson, L. (2020). The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Tovar-Murray, D., & Gaetjens, J. L. (2018). Basic therapeutic counseling skills: Interventions for working with client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Turner, L., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Frantz Fanon’s psychotherapeutic approaches to clinical work: Practicing internationally with marginalized communities.

Vaughans, K. C. (2014). The psychology of Black boys and adolescents: 2 volumes. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Volkan, V. (2020). Large-group psychology: Racism, who are we now? societal divisions and narcissistic leaders.

Wilderson, F. (2021). Afropessimism. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Yancy, G. (2008). Black bodies, white gazes: The continuing significance of race. [BPSI Social Awareness Collection Holding].

Young-Bruehl, E. (1998). The anatomy of prejudices.

Zaretsky, E. (2017). Political Freud: A history.

Many books are available in the BPSI library. We are deeply grateful to Deborah Choate, Karen Melikian, and Cecilia Mikalac for their recent donations of books to enrich our Social Awareness Collection.


Fiction, Poetry and Memoir

Select Psychoanalytic Papers 

Available on PEP and from the BPSI Library

Resources from APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities

With thanks to APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities chaired by Dr. Anton Hart, ApsaA has created an extensive resource page including films, podcasts, and papers, many of which have informed our BPSI Resource page.  For the full listing, go to https://apsa.org/addressing-racism. Of special attention are:

  • The American Psychoanalyst, Vol 55(2), Spring/Summer 2021
    • Margaret Morgan Lawrence: Honoring a Trailblazer by Susan C. Vaughan (p. 1, 4-6, 33-34)
    • Kimberlyn Leary On Psychoanalysis and Social Equity: An Interview with Justin Shubert, Diversity Editor (p. 16-18)
  • The American Psychoanalyst, Vol 55(1), Winter/Spring 2021
    • Covid-19, George Floyd, Racism, Psychoanalysis, and Music by Julie Jaffee Nagel (p. 7, 34)
    • Analyzing Psychoanalytic Racism by Mark J. Blechner (p. 11-13)
    • Notes from the Inaugural Meeting of the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in APsaA with Dorothy E. Holmes, Dionne R. Powell, Anton Hart, Beverly J. Stoute (p. 13-15)
    • A Psychoanalytic Approach to Combating Racism by Margarita Cereijido (p. 29)

BPSI Programs and Publications

BPSI audio-recorded the 2019 program “Facets of Race in Psychoanalysis” with Celia Brickman, PhD, and Francisco Gonzalez, MD. BPSI, December 7, 2019. Click here to listen.

BPSI’s journal American Imago published papers from the 2018 BPSI Conference “Race, Racism, and Emancipation: Can We See Ourselves as We Are?” along with a paper by Dorothy Evans Holmes:

Interdisciplinary Papers and Work

BPSI Public Voices

BPSI Members’ Op-Eds/Off-the-Couch/Blogs/Interviews

In the Media

Articles and Blog Posts:


Video Programs and Event Recordings:

From The BPSI Archives:

  • Tributes to Frances Bonner. PINE Newsletter (2001, Spring/Summer). PINE Collection, The BPSI Archives.
  • Orlando Lightfoot, MD. Interview to Sanford Gifford, MD (2001, May 21). [Audio recordings]. Oral History Interviews, The BPSI Archives.
  • Charles Pinderhughes, MD. Interview by Sanford Gifford (1994, December 7). [Transcript]. Oral History Transcripts, BPSI Archives.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education materials. Louisa Pinkham Howe Papers. The BPSI Archives.
  • Howe (Holt), Louisa Pinkham. Interviews to Catherine Holt and David J. Kallen (1995-1996). [Transcripts]. Oral History Transcripts, The BPSI Archives.

Curated Reading lists

Collective Resource Sites

A crowd-sourced repository with resources in 23 languages with an emphasis on conversations within immigrant communities and families about Black Lives Matter and systemic racism.