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Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm

When: Saturday, October 29
Where: Cambria Suites Hotel
Helen Henegan Way
Rockville, MD 

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IPI Metro

with the collaboration of NASW-DC 

One Day Conference

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00 am - 5:45 pm 


Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm 

Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D. 

Conference Co-Chairs: Patrizia Pallaro, LCMFT, BC-DMT & Chris Thomas, LCSW-C



Dr. Vaughans will present on the traumatic object relations of slavery, the inter-generational transmission of trauma among African Americans, how Black male youth is perceived, how the educational system is not equipped to address their multifaceted needs, and the ethical imperatives to thus inform our clinical work with Black children and adolescents.

Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. The founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psyhcotherapy, he made JICAP a special venue for the publication of papers on the treatment of children of diverse ethnic groups and economic backgrounds. 

First-editor of the seminal two-volume book, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, Dr. Vaughans is a senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychlogical Studies at Adelphi University, faculty member of  their Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, a clinical supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies, and visiting faculty member at IPTAR. He is a school psychologist at Hempstead High School and the former Regional Director of the defunct New Hope Guild Centers of Brooklyn. He has published articles on the intergenerational transmission of trauma among African Americans and presented widely on topics effecting Black male youth. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Harlem Family Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the recipient of a number of community and professional honors for his service and contributions.     

Dr. Vaughans is prominently featured on the documentary Black Psychoanalysts Speak, and has spearheaded several conferences discussing the experiences of psychoanalysts of Color as well as the relevance of psychoanalysis to communities of Color.

Conference will include presentations by Dr. Vaughans, a case presentation and discussion as well as large and small discussion groups.


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Fee:  $75 before September 15; $100 thereafter

Some scholarships available, contact

CE Credit: 7 hrs, including ethics & culture credit


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