portraits of Rana Nashashibi, Yun Pang, and Andrea Recarte

Psychoanalysis Without Borders

a panel discussion with Rana Nashashibi, Yun Pang, & Andrea Recarte; moderated by Lara Sheehi

This panel will platform three clinicians from across the globe and take up ideas of where psychoanalysis lives and is practiced, despite ideological or physical borders/barriers. The panelists will each share their own experiences and reflect on their geopolitical positionality in service of complicating and decentering normative psychoanalytic theory and praxis.

Rana Nashashibi (Palestine): “Psychotherapy in the Fight Against the Necropolitics of Israeli Colonization”
Yun Pang (India): “Decolonizing Ourselves & Our practice”
Andrea Recarte (Chile): “Estallido Social and the Politically Engaged Clinician”

This webinar will be recorded. The recording will be available to view on the CSGS YouTube channel a few days after the event.

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Please register for this free Zoom webinar here.

CART captioning services will be provided.

Please contact CSGS at csgs@nyu.edu or 212-992-9540 for more information.

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Organized by Lara Sheehi, by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU, and by Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

Rana Nashashibi was born in Jerusalem and continues to reside there. She has a BA degree from Birzeit University in Business Administration. She received a Fulbright Award to continue her Masters in the United States where she completed a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology in 1986. In 1995 she received a one year Hubert Humphrey fellowship to study and work on social policy in the University of Washington in Seattle. Rana has a graduate diploma in the use of expressive arts in therapy and professional supervision and coaching. She is a PhD candidate at Lesley University in Boston Masachusettes in Expressive Arts Therapies. Rana is the director of the Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) , a prominent mental health organization, and a part time lecturer in the Department of social and behavioral sciences and the Institute of Community and public health (ICPH) at Birzeit University. She taught in Alquds University, served and serves on different boards both locally and regionally, and ran for the Palestinian legislative council elections in 1996 on the Jerusalem ticket. Under her leadership the PCC became a leader in the provision of therapeutic and preventive mental health and psycho-social services to individuals and groups. She is a therapist, a professional trainer, supervisor and coach and has years of experience in the provision of those services to governmental, non governmental, and private sector organizations.

Yun Pang is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and integrative family therapist from New York with a private practice in New Delhi, India. Her work focuses on gender, culture, identity, and developing a non-normative clinical practice. In addition to her private practice, Yun provides supervision and teaches post-graduate level courses on couple and family therapy to therapists in India. Yun has also been an adjunct professor at Ambedkar University, New Delhi. Yun is a member of the board of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. She has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences including those sponsored by the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, American Family Therapy Academy and the Indian Association for Family Therapy. Yun has an MSW from New York University and received her post-graduate training in couple and family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Andrea Recarte is a Doctor in Clinical Psychology from Uruguayan descent based in Santiago, Chile. She has a background in Arts and Art Therapy, and teaches at the Psychology and Fine Arts Schools, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Andrea is a Member at Large of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psycgology’s Section V (Applied Psychoanalysis) and co-editor of The Activist: the online newsletter of Section IX (Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility). She works in private practice and has written about trauma, its socio-political roots, and creativity as a means to healing.

Lara Sheehi (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University Professional Psychology program. She works on decolonial struggles as well as power, race, class and gender constructs and dynamics within Psychoanalysis. Lara is the Secretary of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Society and is the chair of the Teachers Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is co-editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Counterspace in Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, as well as on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Lara is on the advisory board to the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network and Psychoanalysis for Pride, and a member of the Taskforce for Indigenous Psychology. Lara is co-author with Stephen Sheehi of the forthcoming book Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practice Resistance in Palestine (Routledge, 2021).

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