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Free to Love: Multicultural Intimacies

Event Description:
Come Join
the EGPS
Manhattan Discussion Group
the Work Group for Racial Equity
for a night of amorous talk.
There has been an evolution in interracial marriage and intimate relationships since the Loving Supreme Court Decision of 1967, and indeed for centuries before that.
We will discuss the historical, interpersonal and intra-psychic factors that have challenged the free and open establishment of interracial partnerships, as well as examine the driving and restraining forces toward the development of multi-cultural couples and families. 
Throughout and together, we will explore the complex dynamics -- such as the risk for fetishization -- Implicit to all interracial and multicultural relationships.

JOE HOVEY, LMSW, is a clinical social worker, currently practicing at Coney Island Prep Charter School and at the Institute for Human Identity. He has a special interest in social justice and racial equity, and understanding how to pursue these goals in his clinical work. He is training in Systems-Centered Therapy, and integrates this learning with a relational-psychodynamic approach.

ANTHONY PATTERSON, LMHC; CAMS-II, with more than 25years in the field, is a results-oriented psychotherapist, a Certified Anger Management Specialist and Certified Imago-Relationship Psychotherapist who offers a mindful approach to emotional healing. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.

CHRISTINE SCHMIDT LCSW, CGP is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn, New York, a mediator, an anti-racism trainer, and an educational consultant. She has published about psychological dynamics racism with particular focus on the impact of whiteness. She is on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.

JUDITH C. WHITE, LCSW, CGP, has developed a clinical practice that integrates knowledge of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy with an understanding of issues of ethnicity culture, and sexuality, as well as publishing articles about group and sexuality.  She formerly served on EGPS’ Board of Directors.

Online registration is strongly encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 PM


Location: Manhattan

Time: Friday, June 1st, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contact #1: Wayne Ayers

Contact #2: Christine Schmidt

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