Speaking the Unspoken: Creating a Supervisory Field for Exploration, Uncertainty and Necessary Risk Bios

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9 am to 4pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Speaking the Unspoken: Creating a Supervisory Field for Exploration, Uncertainty and Necessary Risk Bios

Keynote Presenter:

Stephanie Z. Chen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and faculty at the Wright Institute. As a bicultural psychologist, she addresses race, gender, immigration, acculturation, and the tension of navigating between conflicting worlds. Her interests include ethnic/cultural identity formation and the integration of relational psychodynamic theories with a multicultural, social justice lens.


Cressida Forester, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice. Since 1986 she has worked in a range of settings including community mental health, university settings, and a residential psychoanalytic treatment center. She specializes in work with trauma, attachment issues, and severe mental illness. She has supervised since 2003, currently for the Wright Institute. Most of her supervision experience has been in a multicultural CMH setting, working cross-culturally. She has an abiding interest in how words and language(s) affect experience and understanding.

Taquelia Washington, LCSW, is a self-employed consultant who helps support mental health organizations in strengthening culturally inclusive and trauma informed systems of care to better meet the needs of communities of color. As an African American cisgendered woman, she utilizes both her personal and professional experiences in life to enhance the quality of her work. In addition to her consulting work, she currently serves as a Core Faculty member at the Wright Institute, where she is co-chair of the institute wide diversity committee.


Janie Riley, LMFT, is a white psychotherapist who has been practicing for 20 years in community mental/public health and private practice settings. She is a graduate of TPI, a TPI supervisor, and a second-year candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC). In the past, she instituted a clinical supervision and training program for HIV+ peer advocates in the field of community-based public health, and helped replicate the program in key parts of the U.S. Currently, she is involved in a project to interrogate the role of whiteness in the history, theory, and practice of psychoanalysis as a way to study and practice analysis using a sociocultural and social justice framework.

Karen Naifeh, PhD, is a European-American clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. She is co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee at the CG Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she also incorporates issues of racism, cultural difference and white shadow into her teaching of interns and analytic candidates and supervises clinic interns using a multicultural lens. She is part of the supervisory faculty at the Women’s Therapy Center in Berkeley, where she has supervised trainees from a variety of cultural/racial backgrounds.