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CPA Webinar: Attending to Bigotry in Psychotherapy
Friday, June 14, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Category: CPA Webinar

CPA CE Webinar:

Attending to Bigotry in Psychotherapy

June 14, 2024

12:00PM - 1:00PM MT

CPA Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $70.00
CPA Student Members: $10.00
Non-Member Students: $20.00

*If you are a non-member student wanting to register, please reach out to [email protected] to receive a discount code 


Description: This interactive program will help clinicians contend with bigotry in psychotherapy. We will consider three major ways in which bigotry emerges in the clinical situation: when the patient is being bigoted in the therapy hour; when the patient brings in post-traumatic or otherwise disturbing material related to being targeted by bigotry; and, perhaps the most difficult, when the therapist's own latent bigotry surfaces in the transference/countertransference dynamics. We will discuss aspects of psychoanalytic theory that help to conceptualize such clinical situations, and explore practical strategies for addressing these various manifestations of bigotry in the clinical situation.

CEs: 1.0 CE Available

Program Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify different ways in which bigotry manifests in the clinical situation.
  • Participants will critically analyze theoretical concepts that aid in conceptualizing the role of bigotry in the clinical situation.
  • Participants will explore practical strategies for navigating bigoted material that arises in the clinical situation.
SpeakerCarter J. Carter, Ph.D, LICSW


Dr. Carter is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; he also holds appointments as Lecturer in the DSW Program, and Affiliated Faculty in the Program for Psychoanalytic Studies, at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Carter is a scholar of bigotry, discrimination, and the psychodynamic underpinnings of interpersonal and structural violence. His work has recently been published in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Studies in Gender & Sexuality, Psychoanalysis Culture & Society, and the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. In addition to their scholarly work, they maintain a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and clinical supervision.





The Colorado Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.