”After Louie”: Intergenerational Issues in Minority Populations
Co-Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Race Ethnicity and Culture and The Study of Aging & Clinical Applications
CEU: 4 credit hours
The program explores the dynamics of intergenerational communication and transmission of trauma, with a specific focus on the LGBTQ community.
Before the workshop, attendees should view the film “After Louie” (2017), a sensitive film, at times erotic, at times humorous, starring Alan Cummings. It is available on TUBI (free), and also on Amazon Video Prime, Youtube, Vudu and Google Play. It is also available for purchase on line.
The film explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history as it focuses primarily on an aging gay man who is desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today. As an AIDS activist and member of ACT UP in the 1980s and 90s, he had witnessed the deaths of too many friends and lovers. He now resents what he sees as the younger generation's indifference to the politics of sex and death. An unexpected intimacy with a much younger man challenges his understanding of contemporary gay life. Through this unconventional romance, he is forced to deal with the trauma that so informs his past, their present, and an unknown future.
1. To evaluate inherited (intergenerational) trauma in client interviews
2. To address clients’ concerns about minority status
3. To apply countertransferential experience in psychotherapy of minority clients
4. To utilize this knowledge in devising individualized treatment plans
About the Presenter:
Exploration of the dynamics of social activism on the lives of Gay men: Did "Acting Up" matter?
Marjorie Hill, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a degree from Adelphi University, which later awarded her its Distinguished Alumni Award. Other awards include The Outstanding Public Service Award by the New York City Council, The Nelson Mandela Psychologist of the Year Award by the New York Association of Black Psychologists, The Bayard Rustin Award by the National Black Gay and Leadership Forum, the Hero in the Struggle by the Black Institute Hall of Fame. She is the former CEO of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the oldest AIDS service organization in the world. She was the first African American to become the head of a major LGBT organization. Since then she has served on the New York AIDS Council. Her publications concentrate on the intersection of gender and racial identities.
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
George Saiger, MD, CGP, FAGPA has served on several faculties of Washington School of Psychiatry: The National Group Psychotherapy Institute, the Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program and The Center on Aging (of which he was the founding chair). He has decades long experience in treating older adults having worked in both public and private settings, including emergency room, inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, adult day care, skilled nursing facilities and office practice.
Multiple Minority Identifications: The Problem of Intersectionality
Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP is a licensed psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) in independent practice in Columbia, Maryland, providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy and consulting services. He, is an alumnus of the Group Psychotherapy Training Program and the Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP). He has served as Director, Counseling Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Clinical Director of a NIDA funded research demonstration project in residential substance abuse treatment, and on the staffs of Howard University and American University Counseling Centers. Dr. Nettles is a faculty member of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute and founding Chair/Co-chair of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture, both at WSP. He has interests in the roles of culture and identity in practice, and has presented and published on multiple minority identities, the intersections of race, sexual orientation, and physical disabilities, and multicultural and diversity competency in groups
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