Thoughts about Prejudice and Racism in Our Worlds: Implications for our IPA

This webinar will be in English. (No recording is available for this webinar).
Panellists: Wania Cidade, Fakhry Davids and Beverly J Stoute 
Moderator: Paula Ellman 

The newly established Inter-committee Work Group on Prejudice and Racism is sponsoring a webinar entitled: “Thoughts about Prejudice and Racism in Our Worlds: Implications for our IPA”.

Wania Cidade from Brazil, Fakhry Davids from the UK and Beverly Stoute from the United States will present their thoughts about prejudice and racism in their region, will have an exchange and will engage with our IPA community on these crucial issues for us to consider.

Paula Ellman, United States, Inter-committee Chair will introduce and moderate.

The Inter-committee Work Group on Prejudice and Racism has been formed to carry out an in-depth study of the issues of prejudice and racism from a psychoanalytical perspective; advise on what action the IPA should take to embed in both the IPA and the wider world a greater understanding of the roots of prejudice and racism, along with opportunities to address it; suggest how to debate on these issues within the IPA component organisations and the IPA itself; and advise on how IPA institutes could be encouraged to raise awareness of these issues within the institutional sphere and to update training curricula.

Inter-committee Work Group on Prejudice and Racism:
Paola Amendoeira, U.N. Committee (Brazilia-DF)
Paula Ellman, Overall Chair Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis, Inter-committee Chair (Washington DC)
Carine Minne, Chair Violence Committee (London)
Marco Posadas, Chair Sexual and Gender Diversities Studies Committee (Toronto)  


Paula L. Ellman, Ph.D., ABPP. is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC and the Washington Baltimore Centre for Psychoanalysis.  She is Overall Chair of the IPA Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis and is Chair of the IPA Inter-committee Work Group on Prejudice and Race.  She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and is a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC). She a Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project for Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China.   She has written and presented in the areas of unconscious fantasy, sadomasochism, female psychology, enactment and terror. Recent publications include: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (with N. Goodman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (with N. Goodman, Karnac, 2017). She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland.


Wania Cidade  is Effective Member and Former President of the Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis of Rio de Janeiro - SBPRJ, Director of Community and Culture of the Brazilian Federation of Psychoanalysis - FEBRAPSI, Editor of the Vortex Section of Calibán Journal of the Latin American Federation of Psychoanalysis-FEPAL.

M Fakhry Davids MSc (Clinical Psych) is a psychoanalyst in full-time clinical practice. He is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, a Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, a Board Member of PCCA (Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities,, and a Member of APsaA’s Holmes Commission for Racial Equality in Psychoanalysis (Co-REAP). He holds honorary appointments in the Tavistock Clinic, the Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London and the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex University.  He is author of Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Dr Beverly J Stoute is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. She serves as the President of the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society, Co-Chair of the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in the America Psychoanalytic Association, as a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute; a Child and Adolescent Supervising Analyst and a graduate of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and as a Fellow (Training and Supervising Analyst) of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Research and Training (IPTAR). Dr Stoute also teaches on the faculties of the Southeast Child Analytic Consortium, the adjunct faculties of the Emory University School of Medicine, and the Morehouse School of Medicine, and serves on the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, is on the Advisory Council of the Harlem Family Institute in NY, and is a member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak.