Incorporating Racial Justice Principles into Psychoanalytically-Informed Supervision

November 19, 2021 at 12:45 PM

with Monique Bowen, PhD 

12:50-1:50 p.m.  

NOTE: This is s a VIRTUAL event and requires advance registration.       

Grand Rounds are designed for mental health professionals, offered free of charge, and provide 1.0 continuing education credit (see details below).  

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This presentation will identify a series of common, clinical training dilemmas associated with race-based bias, discrimination, hatred, and prejudice. The presenter will use these examples to explore racial legacies in clinical supervisory relationships that are often shared/passed down in training settings, including in psychoanalytic institutes and across psychoanalytically-informed training contexts. The session will focus on 1) direct engagement with policies devised to counteract interpersonal and institutional racism and 2) approaches necessary to foster repair in same race and cross-racial training relationships premised on uneven power dynamics. The presenter will also demonstrate how particular misinterpretations of antiracism tenets and of broader racial and social justice discourses hamper the potential use of psychoanalytic ideas for exploring the complex, intersecting identities of supervisor-supervisee, patient-therapist, and trainee-training institution.

Monique Bowen, PhD, will present a virtual Grand Rounds on November 19, 2021. Monique Bowen, PhD,​ is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. She also maintains an appointment as clinical instructor, Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she serves as co-principal investigator of a retrospective, chart review study of forensic cases involving family violence. She was most recently employed at Kings County Hospital Center as a psychologist (part-time) on the forensic psychiatry service. In addition to her selection as Early Career Scholar, Division 39, of the American Psychological Association (2014) and Research Training Program Fellow with the Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Society at the Yale Child Study Center (2013), Dr. Bowen is a 2016 graduate of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (Child and Adolescent Division) certificate program in school consultation for psychologists. 

Dr. Bowen is a member and served as chair (2016-2017) of the Continuing Education Committee of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and she serves as at-large member of the board for the section on couple and family therapy and psychoanalysis of Division 39, APA. She is a 2012 graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology located at The Graduate Center (City College of NY campus), where she was an inaugural (2007) New York Life Fellow in the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at CCNY. Dr. Bowen has co-authored a training manual and authored one peer-reviewed article, two book chapters, and recent book reviews of “The African American Experience” and “Specialty Competencies in Psychoanalysis in Psychology” for Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA journal). She maintains research and scholarly interests in the following areas: familial and interpersonal violence; coping and resilience across childhood and adolescence; forensic assessment and clinical interviewing; and the application of psychoanalytic ideas to social problems. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Erikson Institute Education Coordinator and Events Assistant, Kathleen Young at: kathleen.young@austenriggs.net / 413.931.5230.   


  • Participants will identify three common training dilemmas that represent racial enactments within the supervisor-supervisee dyad.
  • Participants will re-state two policy engagements to counteract internalized or interpersonal racism at the level of the supervisor-supervisee relationship 
  • Participants will describe one approach to undoing institutional racism at the level of the trainee-institute intersection.
  • Participants will identify one planned action on being/becoming racially literate within one’s own evolving clinical and social context(s).


Pending for: Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work, Nursing, LMHC    

The Austen Riggs Center designates this live interactive webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.         

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115.  

The Austen Riggs Center also designates this live interactive webinar for 1.0 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology.        

The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230.        

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This live interactive webinar program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for (1) contact hour(s).          

This live interactive webinar meets the requirements of the MaMHCA, authorization # TBD for 1.0 category 1 continuing education credit(s).        

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Attendees who wish to receive CE credit should note: after the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email with a link to complete the evaluation and claim your credits.     



1 hour