When:
September 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2016-09-15T19:00:00-04:00
2016-09-15T21:30:00-04:00
Where:
BPSI
234 Herrick Road
Newton Centre
MA 02459
Contact:
Lauren Lukason
617-266-0953 x107

 

 

 

Sexuality in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Facets of Bedrock and Beyond (The 2016 Fall Academic Lecture)

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Paul E. Lynch, MD (Presenter) Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and China America Psychoanalytic Alliance. Dr. Lynch supervises psychotherapy at Tufts Medical Center, and is co-editor, with Alessandra Lemma of the book, Sexualities: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge, 2015).

Mary Calabrese, PhD (Discussant) Advanced Candidate, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Private practice in Concord and Cambridge, MA.

Elizabeth Lunbeck, PhD (Discussant) Academic Candidate, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Professor, History of Science, Harvard University..

Jane Thorbeck, EdD (Moderator) Faculty, BPSI, Assistant Clinical Professor, Part-time, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital; Private Practice, South End, Boston.

 

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Wilson Hall, 234Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $30• Regular: $40 (after September 1, 2016 at 5pm)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, Associates, Residents and Students. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

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Sexuality in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Facets of Bedrock and Beyond (The 2016 Fall Academic Lecture)

Psychoanalysis began with sexuality at its core, and even after many shifts away from drives to object relations, the Self, and inter-subjective or relational theories, psychoanalysts continue to use ideas about sexuality in its many forms, including some of Freud’s original ideas about drives and infantile sexuality. As such, psychoanalytic theories of sexuality have been fragmented, and in clinical practice are often used in conjunction with other theoretical formulations, but without conscious integration. Freud showed us that many symptoms hide sexual conflicts, and to complicate matters we now know that many sexual issues and sexualizations hide non-sexual conflicts, including those in the realms of the Self and object relations.

We will review facets of the bedrock notions about sexuality that persist in psychoanalytic thinking today, focusing on ways in which they have evolved with contemporary understanding of sexuality, and also consider a contemporary developmental model that integrates the drives with interpersonal development. Clinical material will be used to illustrate and to raise questions about how we think about sexuality in the clinical setting. We will discuss the role of countertransference, including its role in the ways that we classify and work with patients for whom authentic sexuality seems inaccessibly protected or inaccessibly defensive or distorted.

 

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Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify facets of theories of sexuality that persist in contemporary psychoanalytic thinking, and discuss how they remain relevant for contemporary clinical practice.
  2. Explain the consequences of early development for adult sexuality, particularly for patients who do not appear to develop an erotic transference, or whose sexuality is inaccessibly private.
  3. Apply the knowledge of developmental considerations to particular expressions of sexuality in order to critique the classification of “sexual aberrations” or “perversions” by assessing their own reasons for use of the terms, and demonstrate proper use of descriptive terms in non-defensive ways for the benefit of the treatment..

 

Schedule:

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm: First Discussant; 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Second Discussant; 8:30 pm – 8:40 pm: Response from Presenter; 8:40 pm – 9:30 pm: Discussion and Q&A

 

References:

Chodorow, N. (2012). Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice. London and New York: Routledge.

Lemma, A. & Lynch, P. E. (2015). Sexualities, Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge.

Lichtenberg, J. D. (2008). Sensuality and Sexuality Across the Divide of Shame. New York, NY: The Analytic Press.

Target, M. (2007). Is our sexuality our own? A developmental model of sexuality based on early affect mirroring. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 23, 517-530.

 

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This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physician. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 3 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

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Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

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