A conversation with NY based therapist and director, Molly Castelloe, about the concept of psychological projection and her documentary, ‘Vamik’s Room’ about Vamik Volkan, a Turkish Cypriot psychiatrist, internationally known for his work bringing together conflictual groups for dialogue and mutual understanding.
We talk about group identity and how unresolved past traumas can be projected onto others, creating new traumas- namely perpetrated by power holders. What could healing historical traumas look like? Why is it important for all parties to engage in?
For more info on the film:
For an entry with Psychology Today:
Bloodlines: From Ethnic Pride to Ethnic Terrorism
by Vamık D. Volkan
-Another book exploring racialized trauma in the US:
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
by Resmaa Menakem