Making the Invisible Visible – What is White Culture?

Topic: Making the Invisible Visible – What is White Culture?
Location: The Psychotherapy Institute, 2232 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Facilitators: Alex Korsunskaya, LCSW & Jean Milam, LCSW

In this Dialogue on Difference, we will explore white culture; it's origins, traits, and how we can recognize and dismantle our participation in it. We’ll examine how white culture functions to perpetuate racial inequality and oppression and investigate the ways that white culture shows up in our lives, in our professional communities, and in the therapeutic relationship. We invite participants into a supportive space that will foster learning and honest exploration.

Jean Milam, LCSW, is a private practice therapist in Oakland. She works relationally with individual adults and elder adults navigating life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, and who are seeking more fulfilling relationships. She believes it is important to understand the impact of identities such as race, gender, sexuality, and ability and works to create an affirming space in which all identities can be explored.

Alex Korsunskaya, LCSW, is a therapist at Lyon Martin Health Services in San Francisco. She also sees clients in private practice in Berkeley using somatic, psychodynamic, and narrative approaches. Her specialties are alternative relationships, including polyamory and BDSM/kink; women and trauma; gender identity; immigration/significant life transitions; grief and loss.

Dialogues on Difference are a free benefit to all TPI members.

Admission is free. If needed, we can move to a larger venue. is required to attend as space is limited.