Dr. Michael Moskowitz visited BGSP for a colloquium this month on “Racism in Psychoanalysis.” Associate Producer of the film, Black Psychoanalysts Speak, Moskowitz emphasized the necessity of expanding psychoanalytic understanding to recognize the role of lifelong exposure to discrimination based on race, religion or gender.
At the Boston Graduate School, we use our understanding of unconscious dynamics to help solve problems of emotional suffering and destructive action. In this way, we help individuals, groups, and communities
free their creative energy to live satisfying lives in cooperation with others.
Faculty Member Dr. Stephen Soldz took on the APA, co-leading the movement to remove psychologists from abusive interrogations. Now he is working towards ethical standards on the use of psychological skills to support military operations.
"Now, more than ever, it is very important that we understand people and how they operate at the deepest level."
Dr. Marilyn Charles
on Social Justice
The Daily Free News, the independent student newspaper of Boston University, reported on a recent presentation given at BGSP where Dr. Marilyn Charles discussed the unique insights that psychoanalysis provides in dealing with systemic social justice issues. | PHOTO BY CHLOE GRINSBERG/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
During his confrontation with the APA over ethical standards, Dr. Stephen Soldz was regularly interviewed by Democracy Now. Their coverage of the APA's complicity with the U.S. Government's torture program chronicles the struggle to bring social justice to the largest association of U.S. psychologists.
In a recent town hall style meeting, Representative Joe Kennedy addressed the BGSP community with concerns about mental health policies and how groups can make their voices heard. Students and faculty discussed with him the need for strong mental health services and the challenges of providing them, such as economic issues and the stigma of mental health care. He encouraged his audience to think analytically about what people with different viewpoints are fighting for, so that opposing groups might see a common good.