This event is co-sponsored by Austin Psychoanalytic and Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.

November 14, 2020


9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

5.0 CE/CME

Members: $120

Non-Members: $145

ECP/Students/Retired: $60

Parasitic Whiteness targets non-white people for domination. It proceeds under the auspices of entitled dominion. It works by creating a fictive community, each of whom feels protected from their individual frailties by participating in this group imagined to be strong. The premise boomerangs. Domination enfeebles the dominator while subjugating the target. All lose. We will make this via personal, clinical and theoretical considerations.

The presentation will be divided into two parts: in the morning we will present Moss’ work on parasitic Whiteness– theoretical and clinical. In the afternoon, Drs. Moss and Zeavin will present clinical material, which they will discuss from their respective Freudian and Kleinian theoretical orientations.


Donald Moss, M.D.— Program Chair of APsaA, Author of 5 books and 60+ articles, with a primary focus on problems of masculinity and structured forms of hatred– racism, homophobia, misogyny. Founding member of Green Gang, a group of analysts and scientists focusing on climate change denial.

Lynne Zeavin, Psy.D.: Dr Lynne Zeavin is a training and supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute where she co-chairs the Diversity Committee and teaches the work of Melanie Klein. An associate editor at JAPA and on the editorial boards of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and Division/Review, Dr Zeavin writes about gender, sexuality, misogyny and Race, as well as various aspects of Kleinian theory and technique. Along with several colleagues she is a co-founder of the Rita Frankiel Memorial Fellowship sponsored by the Melanie Klein Trust which has offered a subspecialty training in Kleinian analysis for advanced candidates over the last decade. Dr. Zeavin is a member of the program committee of Apsa and a founder of Green Gang, a 4 person psychoanalytic collective engaged in the study of our human relationship with the natural world.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the program in it’s entirety, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify indirect expressions of white racism
  2. Map object relations along vertical lines
  3. Explain clinical states of entitlement
  4. Describe collegial manifestations of racism


Samuels, A. Krause, I. (2012) Msebele, Naison & Brown, Hilary. Racism in the consulting room: myth or reality’. Psychoanalytic Review, 2011, 98, 4. J. Anal. Psychol., 57 (4): 554-556.

Reyes, A. (2012) Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference by M. Fakhry Davids. Published by Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2011; 253 pp. Brit. J. Psychother., 28 (4) : 539-542.

Continuing Education: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CME: These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APsaA designates these live activities for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category I credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or the presenter of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose. Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.

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