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In conversation with Dr Stuart Stevenson: Psychodynamic intersectionality & the positionality of the group analyst
Welcome to our first episode of the podcast, a wonderful discussion with Dr Stuart Stevenson. Drawing on Stuart's experience as both an individual and group analyst, the conversation touches on themes of intersectionality, positionality, homophobia, racism and trauma.
Your host for this episode and series editor is Anshu Srivastava, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in training at the Guild.
Stuart Stevenson, PFHEA, is MA Programme Lead and Senior lecturer in Social Work at the University of East London. He is a group analyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist and an organizational consultant in private practice. He consults on strategic and service development, conflict resolution, team processes and the impact of trauma and risk on team dynamics. Stuart trained at the Tavistock Clinic, The institute of Group Analysis and The Guild of Psychotherapists
Stuart's paper discussed in this episode: Stevenson, Stuart. (2020), "Psychodynamic intersectionality and the positionality of the group analyst: the tension between analytical neutrality and inter-subjectivity" Group Analysis 53 (4) p.1-17 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0533316420953660
Books & texts also discussed:
Cummins, Jeanine. (2020). American dirt. London, Tinder Press.
Ignatiev, Noel. (1995). How the Irish became White. New York, Routledge.
Keval, Narendra. (2018), "Racist States of Mind. Understanding the perversion of curiosity and concern. London, Routledge
Lorde, Audre. (2007), “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.” 1984. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Ed. Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press. p110- 114.
Lowe, Frank. (2014). Thinking Space. London: Routledge - Chapter 9 - Lucey, Aideen. "Paradoxes and blind spots: an exploration of Irish identity in British organizations and society"
Wilkerson, Isabel. (2020). Caste: the origins of our discontents
Documentary - Beyond 'There's always a black issue dear' - https://beyondtheresalwaysablackissuedear.com/
Psychoanalysis, Race & Culture (Trailer)