Celia Brickman
Ph.D., L.C.P.C.




Psychotherapist & Scholar in Residence

Center for Religion & Psychotherapy

of Chicago


Adjunct faculty

Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis


Clinical Associate Faculty,

Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy                                                  


Psychotherapy services:

1525 E53rd Street Suite 935

Chicago (Hyde Park) IL 60615


30 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 1920

Chicago IL 60602

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“Celia Brickman’s masterpiece, Race In Psychoanalysis, is one of only a handful of books that I would describe as having profoundly changed the way I think about Freud and the development of psychoanalysis…Brickman’s book will remain a classic and generations of analysts will need to study it to understand and reconceptualize the most fundamental assumptions and tenets of psychoanalysis…”


– from the foreword by Lewis Aron, Ph.D., former Director, New York University Postdoctoral

Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis.



“Brickman’s remarkably innovative work turns the lens of post-colonial theory on the unconscious racial assumptions of psychoanalysis, offering a new and radical take on the central tension in Freud’s thoughts between valorizing and undermining the idea of the "civilized" world. Erudite, lucid and compelling, Race in Psychoanalysis is a timely argument for transforming psychoanalysis into a genuinely critical theory of the repudiation of the Other. It should be read by all students of psychoanalysis as well as everyone interested in the history of psychoanalysis and its contribution to modern thought."


– Jessica Benjamin, author of Beyond Doer and Done To: Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity

and the Third



"..Brickman illuminates the manner in which our colonialist and enslaving past continues to

reverberate within psychoanalytic theory and practice… Illuminating the way race and racialized object relations permeate our canonical texts, her perspective is a wonderful new resource to locate pathways to a multicultural, racial, and ethnically diverse discourse for theory construction and training in psychoanalysis.”


- Annie Lee Jones, Ph.D., clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst, member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak.