The Austin Psychoanalytic board is proud to announce our events for our 2021-22 program calendar on this year’s theme: The Other and Othering. Othering encompasses normal developmental process and pathological dynamics of using self-other differences for the purposes of solidifying self and group identity. Psychoanalysis has much to say about the complex relationship between self and other, how self-other constitute one another, and how in the process of other-ing, differences can be used to obliterate our similarities, creating a caricatured, vilified other who becomes the receptacle for our fears and unwanted parts of ourselves.


9/11/21 – Diversity Conference with Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD. What Does White Supremacy Look Like in the Immigrant Experience?

10/23/21 – Clinical Conference with Frank Summers, PhD, Steve Kuchuck, DSW, LCSW, and Richard Geist, EdD in a roundtable format exploring the “psychoanalyst as other” from different psychoanalytic perspectives.

1/29/22 – Clinical / Developmental Conference with Stephen Seligman, DMH.  Conceiving the Minds of Others: Developmental Psychoanalytic Perspectives

3/5/22 – Ethics Conference with Peter Shabad, PhD. An Ethics of Respecting Individual Differences: Emotional Vulnerability, Shame, and Human Dignity



11/18/21 “Bang on the bars or be part of the death squad:” The violence of othering, mass incarceration, and the choice before us with Anthony R. Hinton and Elizabeth Kita, PhD. Mr. Hinton served 30 years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit.



September 1, 2021: Carolyn Bates, PhD – The Other Without, The Other Within: Mask, Symbol and Theater

October 6, 2021:  Ricardo Ainslie, PhD & David Ramirez, PhD   “Psychoanalysis in the Barrio” film and discussion

November 3, 2021:  Jason Suggs, PhD, LPC  Ecological Othering

December 2021: Holiday Party (Date TBA)

January 5, 2022: JoAnn Ponder, PhD  Sighted Therapist, Blind Client: More Simply Human than Other(wise)

February 2, 2022: Stephanie Swales, PhD  Ambivalence About the Other: Racism and Xenophobia

March 2, 2022: Arlene Montgomery, LCSW, PhD  No Self without An Other: Neurobiological Considerations of Wayfinding

April 6, 2022: Hilary Offman, MD  The Otherness of Fat

May 4, 2022: Robert Feinstein, MD   The Big 6: Crossing the Alphabet Divide in the Treatment of Personality Disorder: Learning From TFP, MBT, CBT, DBT,  ST, & GPM