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A conference in honor of Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD

The May 6, 2011, conference will be at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and will have the theme Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Multiple Diversities in the New Millennium

By Tamara M. Greenberg, PsyD

Call for Papers

Dorothy Evans Holmes, PhD, ABPP, director of the Professional Psychology Program at The George Washington University, has been a leading thinker and practitioner addressing issues of race and psychodynamics. A Training and Supervising Analyst at the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Dr. Holmes has written influential papers on psychoanalytic applications to mental health issues of minorities and the urban poor, and has demonstrated that psychodynamics of race and diversity can ground and enrich the treatments of a wide variety of patients.

In honor of Dr. Holmes as she prepares to retire from academic life at the end of the current university year, The Center for Professional Psychology is pleased to announce a national conference on current advances in diversity and psychodynamic psychology, to be held at The George Washington University on May 6, 2011. We invite proposals for clinical, theoretical, and research papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions (groups of papers on a common theme, to last 1 hour 50 minutes), dealing with the conjunction of the psychodynamics of diversity and psychological or psychoanalytic explorations. Topics may include, but are not confined to:

  • The psychodynamics of race and culture

  • Culture and psychotherapy

  • Historical reviews of culture

  • Psychoanalysis and race-based transference/countertransference

  • Issues of multiple diversities - socioeconomic class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability

  • Innovations in assessment

The deadline for proposals is February 25, 2011. Proposals should take the form of a title and a 250-word abstract, accompanied by a brief biographical note, including institutional affiliation where appropriate.

To submit a proposal or for more information, please contact

Richard Ruth, PhD, Conference Chair
The Center for Professional Psychology
The George Washington University
1922 F St. NW, Suite 103
Washington, DC 20052