These are unprecedented times, but some difficulties are of long-standing duration.
The faculty of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy unequivocally condemns the systemic racism affecting the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), both in Canada and beyond our borders. The recent murders of Black people by the police, and the systemic racism embedded in civic organizations, in law enforcement, in schools and institutes of higher learning, and across society have led to unimaginable costs to human life not only in 2020 but throughout our history. In order to realize a different future, educational institutions have a key role to play in integrating diversity, anti-racism, and anti-oppressive thought into instruction.
At CTP, we have a strong interest in utilizing psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thought to better understand and address the problems of discrimination, racialization, and racial hatred, whether overt or covert. Attention to diversity in our thinking, education, readings and curriculum programming in psychotherapeutic training is of great importance to our faculty.We stand in solidarity with all those aiming to reimagine a world of racial equality and justice. We oppose the ignorance and hatred that animates racism and deplore its lethal consequences. We commit to educational and intellectual projects that expose and redress the legacy, past and present, of white supremacy and colonialism.
-Faculty, The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy