This presentation focuses on psychoanalytic exploration of Asian American experience.
It is often assumed that Asian Americans are successful in America: We will look at how the illusion of inclusion from this Model Minority stereotype obscures othering of Asian Americans. In the heels of the recent Atlanta mass shooting of the Asian massage parlor workers , I explore the relationship between this illusion of inclusion and sexualization of Asian women and feminization of Asian men in my own clinical work with Asian patients. The legacy of cultural dissociation among the psychoanalytic founders on contemporary racial minority patients, including Asian Americans, will also be addressed.
Three learning objectives:
- Describe how the illusion of inclusion, through the promise of the American Dream and Model Minority Contract has obscured othering of Asian Americans.
- Describe the concept of Asian fetish.
- Describe how the legacy of cultural dissociation among psychoanalytic founders has impacted contemporary racial minority patients.
May 1, 2022
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EST
3 CEUs available for New York State Psychologists, Social Workers LMFT and LMHC
- General Admission: $70.00
- Derner Alum, Adelphi faculty/clinical supervisor, Non-Adelphi psychoanalytic Candidate/student: $50
- Derner student/Postgraduate candidate: $25
- Veterans: $25
Kris Yi, PhD, PsyD
Kris Yi, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and a supervising and training psychoanalyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. She has a psychoanalytic private practice in Pasadena, CA where the majority of her patients are Asian Americans. She has presented widely and published in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of race and transference, cultural dissociation, and ethnic identity.
- Yi, K. (2014) From No Name Woman to Birth of Integrated Identity: Trauma- Based Cultural Dissociation in Immigrant Women and Creative Integration, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 24:1, 37-45, DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2014.870830
- Yi, K. (2014) Psychoanalysis’s Cultural Dissociation Meets Ethnic Minorities: Reply to Commentary by Kimberlyn Leary, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 24:1, 52-55, DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2014.870833
- Tummala-Narra, P. (2016). Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy. The American Psychological Association.
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