Celia  Brickman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Celia Brickman


Celia Brickman, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and independent scholar, and former Director of the Education at the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy of Chicago. Her new book, Race in Psychoanalysis: Aboriginal Populations in the Mind (Routledge, 2018) is a revised edition of Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis (Columbia University Press, 2003), which was nominated for the Gradiva Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.


Celia Brickman has been an independent scholar and a practicing psychotherapist for the past 25 years. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2000. For most of her career she has been associated with the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago where for many years she directed the Education Program and taught several different courses on psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysis and religion. She has also taught and/or given lectures at the Chicago Institute for Clinical Social Work and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She was a fellow at the Leighton Arts Colony at the Banff Center for the Arts in the summer of 2011, and a senior fellow at the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School for the academic year 2005-06.  She has contributed essays to several edited books and has spoken at conferences throughout the U.S. Most recently, in December 2017 she was a respondent for Jessica Benjamin at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis; and in April 2017 she presented a paper on “Fanon, Race, and Psychoanalysis” at a conference on “Race and Resistance in a Psychoanalytic Key” at the Chicago Institute for Clinical Social Work.


    PhD., University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois, 2000.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    psychoanalysis, psychoanalysis and race, postcolonial studies, critical race theory, history of anthropology, relational psychoanalysis, psychoanalysis and gender



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 Featured Title - Race in Psychoanalysis - 1st Edition book cover


Pastoral Psychology vol 64 December 2015 issue 6: 883 - 898

Jungian Studies: time for some new wine in some new bottles

Published: Jul 19, 2015 by Pastoral Psychology vol 64 December 2015 issue 6: 883 - 898
Authors: Celia Brickman

A review of In “Teaching Jung," edited by Kelly Bulkeley and Clodagh Weldon, in the American Academy of Religion’s Teaching Religious Studies Series (Oxford: 2011), as it appears in a Symposium in the Journal of Pastoral Psychology.

Journal of Religion

Primitivity, Race and Religion in Psychoanalysis

Published: Jan 02, 2002 by Journal of Religion
Authors: Celia Brickman

An outline of the thesis of my book with reference to Freud's theories of religion.