Co-sponsored with Center for Psychoanalytic Studies

November 12, 2022

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM (Central Time)

Zoom Virtual Event

3.0 CE/CME – Cultural Competency


This presentation will speak to both those who are familiar with Fanon’s oeuvre, and for those who may be new to his work. The presentation will discuss the importance of Fanon in Psychoanalysis—not as an adaptation or accommodation to contemporary modes of analysis, but rather, as a discrete methodology and practice that has always been in conversation with Eurocentric theory, praxis and training. The presentation will highlight the re-emergence of Fanon, especially in the United States, and reflect on the relevance of his legacy.

Bio: Lara Sheehi, PsyD (she/hers), is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University’s Professional Psychology Program. She teaches decolonial, liberatory and anti-oppressive theories and approaches to clinical treatment, case conceptualization, and community consultation. She is the president-elect of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA Division 39), and the chair of the Teachers’ Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is co-editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and co-editor of Counterspace in Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society. Lara is on the advisory board to the USA–Palestine Mental Health Network, Psychoanalysis for Pride, and a contributing editor to Parapraxis Magazine. She is co-author with Stephen Sheehi of the book, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge, 2022)

Learning Objectives:

After attending this program in it’s entirety, participants will be able to:

1) List the major contributions Frantz Fanon provided to the field of Psychoanalysis.

2) Explain why Frantz Fanon is relevant to psychoanalytic theory and practice in the United States.

3) Use Fanon’s theories to analyze current day sociopolitical phenomena.


  1. Stevens, G., Bell, D., Sonn, C. C., Canham, H., & Clennon, O. (2017). Transnational perspectives on Black subjectivity. South African Journal of Psychology47(4), 459-469.
  2. Kinouani, G. (2021). Living While Black: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma. Penguin: London.
  3. Paris, W. M. (2018). Humanism’s Secret Shadow: The Construction of Black Gender/Sexuality in Frantz Fanon and Hortense Spillers. Philosophia8(1), 81-99.

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.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and Austin Psychoanalytic. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

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 3.0continuing 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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