Institutional Racism Paper Contest – Deadline Extended!

The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia invites area graduate students in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Residencies, the humanities, ministries, journalism, and public health to submit an original paper which addresses institutional racism, barriers to inclusion of racial and ethnic minority students in mental health organizations, or aspects of unacknowledged racial biases that impact graduate and/or mental health education.

What have you experienced with institutional racism? Have you seen faculty and/or administration create barriers to integration or advocate for change and inclusion? How do you understand what you’ve observed? Can you generalize from your personal experience with racial issues to the social experience of your peers and or teachers?

It is hoped that these papers will increase awareness of racism, help recruit and retain diverse/minority candidates and students at PCOP, and promote their inclusion in psychoanalytic or psychotherapeutic training.

Papers (and application form) must be submitted to by July 1, 2017

The author of the paper selected by the judges will be awarded $500, a one year honorary membership at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, and an invitation to present his/her paper at a PCOP workshop/seminar in the fall of 2017.

Application Form

Call for Papers

Paper Guidelines

Student Flyer