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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Deconstructing Stereotypes:
Racism, Classism, Sexism and …

— Film Discussion: Crash

Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, Discussant

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7-10PM

Check-in and refreshments, 6:30-7PM

Film and discussion open to all, $15

Continuing Education Credit Hours

3 Diversity CE/CME are available as below.

Fees for Continuing Education Credits

Non-Members $90
Current WSP Members $60
Current WSP Students $15

At: Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20016

Crash is a 2005 film by Director Paul Haggis that explores the ways our assumptions about gender, race, ethnicity, class, and various other aspects of identity separate us and prevent us from seeing each other. The movie challenges us to take a look at our own biases and the power for healing versus the destructive forces that are present in all us.  Roger Ebert explained the movie as telling  “interlocking stories of whites, blacks, Latinos, Koreans, Iranians, cops and criminals, the rich and the poor, the powerful and powerless, all defined in one way or another by racism. All are victims of it, and all are guilty it.”

The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Haggis, and won three for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing


Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, is the Director Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital and practices privately in psychopharmacology and group therapy.


  1. Identify the basic assumptions in various groups that prevent cross-cultural dialogue .
  2. Identify the impact of the threats to one’s identity and integrity by the multicultural environment.
  3. Describe the unconscious collusive process that sustains basic assumption groups by projections on to the “other” and keeps the members from personal growth.
  4. Recognize the importance of the denigrated other as a container for paranoia and evil and utilize it in their individual and group therapy practices to improve outcomes.


Select Appropriate Level

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of ___ AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.