A photo of Lara Sheehi.Lara Sheehi, PsyD

Assistanr Professor, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University

Secretary and President Elect, Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Association

Co-Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality and CounterSpace in Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society

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Faculty Profile

 

Lara Sheehi, PsyD (she/hers), is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University's Professional Psychology Program. She teaches decolonial, liberatory and anti-oppressive theories and approaches to clinical treatment, case conceptualization, and community consultation. She is the secretary and president-elect of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA Division 39), and the chair of the Teachers' Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is co-editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, co-editor of CounterSpace in Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, and on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Lara is on the advisory board to the USA–Palestine Mental Health Network and Psychoanalysis for Pride. She is co-author with Stephen Sheehi of the book, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge, 2022).

Keywords: decolonial praxis, liberation psychology, anti-oppressive clinical praxis, indigenous liberation, Palestine, psychoanalysis