therapeutic challenges within the antisocial framing of incarceration and race n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Therapeutic Challenges within the Antisocial Framing of Incarceration and Race PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Therapeutic Challenges within the Antisocial Framing of Incarceration and Race

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 64

Therapeutic Challenges within the Antisocial Framing of Incarceration and Race - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 89 Views
  • Uploaded on

Therapeutic Challenges within the Antisocial Framing of Incarceration and Race. Two Conundrums. Largely professional white therapists … and largely poor people of color clients… what is it to be a white ally in this setting ?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Therapeutic Challenges within the Antisocial Framing of Incarceration and Race' - baina


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
two conundrums
Two Conundrums
  • Largely professional white therapists … and largely poor people of color clients… what is it to be a white ally in this setting?
  • Psychotherapy frame vs. incarceration frame (holding-containment) … what is it to do therapy in a forensic setting?
critical race theory
Critical Race Theory
  • Individual prejudice vs. Institutional racism
  • Ethnicity vs. Race
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Old vs. New Types of Racism
psychology and race
Psychology and Race?
  • Race and Personality Disorders?

(e.g. Joel Kovel’s White Racism)

  • Race and Psychoanalytic concepts of
  • 1. Instincts?
  • 2. Objects?
  • 3. Archetypes?
  • 4. Sex/Gender?
  • 5. Defense Mechanisms
  • *6. Projections
  • *7. Fantasy?
  • *8. Frame?
slide6

B

A

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

slide7

B

A

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

Fearful, Anxious, Neurotic Breakdowns

slide8

Paranoid

Schizotypal

B

A

Schizoid

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

slide9

Psychotic Breaks

Paranoid

Schizotypal

B

A

Schizoid

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

slide10

Antisocial

Narcissist

Paranoid

Schizotypal

B

A

Histrionic

Borderline

Schizoid

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

slide11

Dramatic, Impulsive Breaking-out/Acting-out

Antisocial

Narcissist

Paranoid

Schizotypal

B

A

Histrionic

Borderline

Schizoid

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

what corner is blocked out
What corner is blocked out?

Cynic?

A

B

C

Rescuer?

Detective?

slide14

Cynic?

B

A

C

Rescuer?

Detective?

slide15

Cynic?

B

A

C

Rescuer?

Detective?

frame i
Frame I

Cynic?

B

A

C

Rescuer?

Detective?

Neurotic Frame

frame ii a
Frame II-A

Cynic?

A

B

C

Rescuer?

Detective?

Cynical Frame

frame ii b
Frame II-B

Cynic?

B

A

C

Rescuer?

Detective?

Cynical Frame

basic idea of a frame and projection
Basic Idea of a Frameand Projection

Inside

Included Centered Acceptable Normal

Outside

Excluded Ignored Unacceptable Abnormal

2 what the frame itself is
…(2) what the frame itself is:

Protected Ego

Social conventions, rules, laws, limits, norms, boundaries.

3 applied to whiteness
…(3) applied to whiteness:

Protected White Ego

White

Norms

4 what s outside
… (4), what’s outside:

Scary parts of oneself that are: excluded, repressed, split-off, projected outside!

Protected Ego

???

???

5 applied to the notion of fantasy
…(5) applied to the notion of fantasy:

Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy

Protected Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detective Fantasy

Frame

cluster c avoidant white
Cluster C: Avoidant White!!!

Cynical Knowledge!!!!!

Avoidant White Ego

???

???

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white
Cluster C: Dependent White

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • White pity/idealization: identifying with “those poor people!”

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white1
Cluster C: Dependent White

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • Selectively pointing out the “elephant in the room!”

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white2
Cluster C: Dependent White

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • Others have failed to help because at bottom they are cold-hearted.

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white3
Cluster C: Dependent White

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • White empathy: My special trusting love will cure all!

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white4
Cluster C: Dependent White
  • Laughing at and guilt-tripping all narcissistic naiveté.

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white5
Cluster C: Dependent White

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • Rescuer needing rescue: hurt, fearful, I resentfully retreat back into the frame.

Repressive White Frame

cluster c dependent white6
Cluster C: Dependent White

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • Professionals to the rescue, taking control!

Repressive White Frame

trust or empathy is not the issue
Trust or empathy is not the issue!
  • “We must remember that although we want to be trustworthy, trust is not the issue. We are not fighting racism so that people of color will trust us. Trust builds over time through our visible efforts to be allies and fight racism. Rather than trying to be safe and trustworthy, we need to be more active, less defensive, and put issues of trust aside.”

Paul Kivel Uprooting Racism

cluster c obsessive white
Cluster C: Obsessive White

Cynics

White Ego

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Ignorant, at risk, vulnerable peoples needing help.

Repressive White Frame

cluster c obsessive white1
Cluster C: Obsessive White

Cynics

White Ego

Naïve Innocents

  • Professional Detective Fantasy
  • Responsible, quick fix-it focus on details and blind spots.

Repressive White Frame

cluster c obsessive white2
Cluster C: Obsessive White
  • Laughing at and guilt-tripping the repeated failures.

Cynics

White Ego

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Angry about not being really helped.

Repressive White Frame

cluster c obsessive white3
Cluster C: Obsessive White

Cynics

White Ego

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Reinforced sense of “white man’s burden” and need to enforce the frame.

Repressive White Frame

cynical in the know fantasy
Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy?
  • Laughing at and guilt-tripping all narcissistic naiveté.
  • Laughing at and guilt-tripping the repeated failures.

Ego

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detectives

Frame?

cynical in the know fantasy1
Cynical In-the-know Fantasy
  • Knowing that the frame --though rigid and visible-- is arbitrary, biased, constructed.
          • As is the frame of race!
  • Enjoying this knowledge for its certainty: In the know, above being duped or fooled or suckered, above the law.
          • ???
cluster c dependent white7
Cluster C: Dependent White
  • Laughed at and guilt-tripped for a narcissistic naiveté.

Cynics

White Ego

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • My trust, empathy, love will cure all!
  • As long as you don’t abuse my good will!

Repressive White Frame

cluster b borderline white
Cluster B: Borderline White

In-the-Know Cynics

False Labeled Self

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • No one understands me! Except maybe you?!

Labeling White Frame

cluster b borderline white1
Cluster B: Borderline White

In-the-Know Cynics

False Labeled Self

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • White envy
  • White exoticization

Labeling White Frame

cluster b borderline white2
Cluster B: Borderline White

In-the-Know Cynics

False Labeled Self

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • Easily charmed, flattered, seduced.
  • Then victimized and misunderstood again.

Labeling White Frame

the rescuer s basic life lesson
The Rescuer’s Basic Life Lesson
  • Empathy, trust, love, comfort, acceptance, safety … are not the main issues. Changing the institutional frame trap is the issue.
  • Importance of letting go of a Cinderella/Dogville double standard. (What if you treated them the way you let them treat you?)
  • Importance of mourning a loss of innocence. (e.g. Pinderhughes Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Power. p. 107.)
cluster b antisocial
Cluster B: Antisocial
  • Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy
  • so cool, so hardened, so heartless …so funny

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detectives

  • Always the weakest and most vulnerable as the target. Without mercy.

Labeling Frame

cluster c obsessive white4
Cluster C: Obsessive White
  • Laughed at and guilt-tripped for repeated failures.

Cynics

White Ego

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Reinforced sense of “white man’s burden” and need to enforce the frame.

Repressive White Frame

the professional detective s basic life lesson
The Professional Detective’s Basic Life Lesson
  • Importance of letting go of control and mourning loss of quick-fix competence and autonomy.
  • Danger of bureaucratic, passive-aggressive, paper-pushing, passing-the-buck stance. Commit, risk being wrong, be real! (e.g. Kivel’s dialogue, p. 99)
cluster c obsessive white5
Cluster C: Obsessive White
  • Laughed at and guilt-tripped for repeated failures.

Cynics

White Ego

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Reinforced sense of “white man’s burden” and need to enforce the frame.

Repressive White Frame

cluster a schizoid white
Cluster A: Schizoid White

In-the-Know Cynics

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

Labeling Frame

cluster a schizoid white1
Cluster A: Schizoid White

In-the-Know Cynics

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Others’ loving vitality as too overwhelming and exhausting!

Labeling Frame

cluster a schizoid white2
Cluster A: Schizoid White

In-the-Know Cynics

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

  • Impersonal, detached sense of self as odd, abnormal, not belonging

Labeling Frame

slide54

In-the-Know Cynics

  • Self as one of the few insiders who gets the joke: that life is a theatre of the absurd, especially in regards to race.

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detective Fantasy

Labeling Frame

cluster a paranoid white
Cluster A: Paranoid White

Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detectives

Labeling Frame

cluster a paranoid white1
Cluster A: Paranoid White

Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detectives

  • Others’ loving vitality as too invasive and threatening!

Labeling Frame

slide57

Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy

  • Self as the only one who gets the joke: that everyone is duped by the conspiracy involving race!

False Labeled Self

Naïve Innocents

Professional Detectives

Labeling Frame

slide58

Cynical In-the-Know Fantasy

  • Self as the only one who gets the joke: that everyone is duped by the conspiracy involving race!

False Labeled Self

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

Professional Detectives

  • Selective scanning for incongruous details that confirms the conspiracy theory.

Labeling Frame

the cynic s basic life lesson
The Cynic’s Basic Life Lesson
  • Yes, the frame is constructed and in that sense arbitrary and biased, and in that sense a joke.
  • But a joke “isn’t just a joke”: it expresses, releases, liberates a desire. Take responsibility for this desire. There’s always an expense.
  • Don’t hide away by using in-group, wink-wink, code words and slang. Being cool isn’t the issue.
psychotherapy s frame
Psychotherapy’s Frame

PLAY

Centered Self and Other

LOVE

WORK

TALKING CURE

slide61

Psychotherapy’s Frame

LOVE Letters

Special concern for the person…but through the medium of speech.

No mind-reading or mute pointing allowed!

Trust not the person, but the process of talking.

Centered Self and Other

Inclusive Frame of Talking Cure

slide62

Psychotherapy’s Frame

LOVE Letters

Special concern for the person…but through the medium of speech.

No mind-reading or mute pointing allowed!

Trust not the person, but the process of talking.

WORK of love

Professional interest in subtle details and “blind spots.”

But neither rush to solve the problem,

nor procrastinate and passing the buck.

Passionately commit, risk, be real, be vulnerable to being wrong.

Centered Self and Other

Inclusive Frame of Talking Cure

slide63

Word PLAY

A good interpretation has the same structure as a good joke:

1. Through good timing, it surprises the defenses… 2. It releases and frees a repressed desire… 3. At an expense—that should be openly paid.

LOVE Letters

Special concern for the person…but through the medium of speech.

No mind-reading or mute pointing allowed!

Trust not the person, but the process of talking.

WORK of love

Professional interest in subtle details and “blind spots.”

But neither rush to solve the problem,

nor procrastinate and passing the buck.

Passionately commit, risk, be real, be vulnerable to being wrong.

Centered Self and Other

Inclusive Frame of Talking Cure

slide64

Cynic’s In-the-know Fantasy

(…but being cool and in the know and funny helps few but yourself. Own your desire, as your public word.)

______________________________________________

______________________________________________

______________________________________________

Gardner Fair Ph.D. MFT-I

garderfair@yahoo.com

Antisocial

Paranoid

Narcissist

B

A

Schizotypal

Histrionic

Borderline

Schizoid

C

Dependent Avoidant Obsessive

Innocent Rescue Fantasy

(…but being simply, mutely empathetic and trusting helps few but yourself. Trust not the person but the process.)

_____________________

_____________________

_____________________ _____________________

_____________________

_____________________

Professional Detective Fantasy

(…but being right, having the quick-fix solution helps few but yourself.)

_____________________

_____________________

_____________________

_____________________

_____________________

_____________________

Frames

I. II. III.

NeuroticCynicalTherapy

Frame CFrame A/B Frame

________ _________ ________

________ _________ ________

________ _________ ________

________ _________ ________

________ _________ ________

________ _________ ________